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ERIC Number: ED310927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-23
Pages: 13
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Cognitive Styles, Computerized Treatments on Mathematics Achievement and Reaction to Treatments.
Canino, Casilda; Cicchelli, Terry
This study tested the benefits of matching field dependent (FD) learners to an algorithmic method and field independent (FI) learners to a discovery method relative to mathematics achievement. It also attempted to discover if FD learners reacted more positively to computer experience than did FI learners. A total of 126 college algebra students identified as FD or FI were assigned to the two method groups by stratified random procedures, using a mathematics reasoning test scores as a stratified variable. Students completed 20 software lessons, working 30 minutes a day for 24 days. Ninety-three subjects' posttest scores and responses to the student reaction questionnaire were analyzed by multiple regression. The results suggest that: (1) there was no interaction effect between cognitive style and treatment on mathematics achievement; (2) FI learners scored significantly higher than FD learners on student reactions to the computer treatments; and (3) FD learners spent more time approaching the task. Twenty-one references are listed. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Group Embedded Figures Test