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ERIC Number: ED313250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of an Innovative Use of Computers and Volunteers in 7th Grade Math Instruction.
Harris, Bruce R.; Harrison, Grant Von
This paper summarizes a formative evaluation of a developmental project designed to maximize the potential use of computers in mathematics instruction through the use of volunteers. The project was conducted using a 7th-grade class at an intermediate school in Utah. Data were analyzed for 12 students in a special class for students not having the necessary basic mathematics skills to enroll in a regular class. Students used math computer lab twice a week. The volunteers determined what mathematics skills each student needed to practice by referring to the student files, determined what software program would be appropriate for the student, and managed all the necessary student data. Both quantitative and qualitative data were analyzed for: (1) achievement; (2) attitude about mathematics; (3) mathematics anxiety; (4) study habits; (5) positive reinforcement; and (6) individual help from an adult. Qualitative data collected through personal interviews, volunteer tutor activity sheets, and field notes were analyzed to identify participants' perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of the project. (Author/YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah