ERIC Number: ED295788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Two Rough-Cut Programs from "Solve-It." Research Report Number 98.
Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.
This report describes the evaluation of two video programs from "Solve It," a sixth-grade mathematics series. The 18-part series is designed to improve students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills in mathematics. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine the instructional effectiveness and appeal of two rough-cut programs, "Geometry and Measurement: Measuring Volume," and "Problem Solving: Drawing and Interpreting Tables and Diagrams." The programs were shown to fifth- and sixth-grade students at nine schools in Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, and New Mexico. In nearly all cases, evaluators obtained both student and teacher comments and scores from tests given before and after viewing. Reviewers found "Measuring Volume" to be both instructionally effective and enjoyable to watch. Students had a hard time understanding certain parts of "Drawing and Interpreting Tables and Diagrams." Teachers and students found the information too technical to grasp in such a short time. (PK)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Television, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement, Problem Solving, Tables (Data), Volume (Mathematics)
Agency for Instructional Technology, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Agency for Instructional Technology, Bloomington, IN.
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