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ERIC Number: ED256315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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The Effect of Adaptive, Advisement, and Linear CAI Control Strategies on the Learning of Mathematics Rules.
Goetzfried, Leslie; Hannafin, Michael
This study examined the effects of the locus of three computer assisted instruction (CAI) strategies on the accuracy and efficiency of mathematics rule and application learning of 47 low-achieving seventh grade students in remedial mathematics classes. The instructional task was a mathematics rule lesson concerning divisibility by the numbers two, three, and five. CAI treatments were an externally controlled adaptive strategy, an individually based learner control with advisement strategy, and a no-control linear design strategy. Dependent variables were immediate posttest and retention test scores for both rule recall and rule application; the time spent on the instructional task was also recorded. Teachers rated students on mathematics ability in relation to other seventh-grade students. Effects were examined for CAI strategy, prior achievement, and sex of student. Significant differences were found for achievement and the achievement by scale interaction, with the below average (above the 20th percentile) group yielding better rule recall and proportionately greater application scores than low (below the 20th percentile) students. The no-control linear strategy, however, required less time to complete and resulted in the most efficient treatment. Seventeen references are listed. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A