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ERIC Number: ED257679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-3
Pages: 62
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An Annotated Bibliography of the Effectiveness of the Computer Used as a Tool to Learn Mathematics in Secondary Schools.
Keuper, Sandra Mohn
This study examined the value of the computer as an instructional tool in secondary school mathematics (grades 7-12) classrooms. The literature on the subject was reviewed and an annotated bibliography prepared with entries grouped according to effects on: (1) student achievement; (2) student attitudes; (3) teacher attitudes; (4) student learning time; and (5) special student populations. Annotations of studies reporting outcomes on more than one variable are presented under each relevant heading. Following the bibliography (which forms a major portion of the document) a summary of findings for each area is presented. These findings show that the use of the computer as an instructional tool in secondary mathematics courses has many positive and few negative effects. The positive effects include an increase of student achievement and more positive attitudes toward mathematics, the instructional setting, and the instructional method used or to be used, and also toward using the computer itself all of which, subsequently increases the students' perceptions of themselves. As a result of these and other positive effects, students generally learned more, retained more, and learned the same amount of material faster with more positive attitudes. More inservice education is recommended since some teachers expressed negative attitudes toward using computers as instructional tools. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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