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ERIC Number: ED260914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb-1
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of a Low-Stress Algebra Class Designed for "Math Anxious" Community College Students: Learning Theory and Applications.
Martel, Henry J.; Mehallis, George
This study sought to determine the effectiveness of augmenting instruction of "math-anxious" community college algebra students with a counselor. The control group, with about 25 students, was comprised of students in Term I (August-December 1984) who received algebra instruction in the traditional lecture method. The experimental group, also with about 25 students, contained students in Term I who were primarily self-identified as "math-anxious" and received counseling throughout the term in addition to the standard lectures. No significant difference was found between scores on the final examination, a standard college-wide test. The two groups performed about equally throughout the term. However, some success for counseling was indicated by the fact that even though experimental students had a lower grade point average, more control group students actually failed the course. Six recommendations are included. (MNS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A