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ERIC Number: ED317421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Effects of SQUARE ONE TV on Children's Problem Solving and Some Connections with NCTM's "Standards."
Esty, Edward T.; And Others
The purposes of this paper are: (1) to investigate the effects of SQUARE ONE TV on children's problem-solving behavior and their attitudes toward mathematics and (2) to indicate some connections between the result and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)'s Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics. This paper describes SQUARE ONE TV and compares its goals with those of the Standards. Half of the 48 fifth graders received treatment of 30 half-hour unaided viewing sessions in a group setting for six weeks. The Problem-Solving Activities (PSAs) coding systems are described. From pretest to posttest, children in the viewing group made significantly greater both P-score (problem solving) and M-score (mathematical completions and sophistication) gains on the PSAs than the nonviewers did. Possible reasons for the effects are considered. Goals of the SQUARE ONE TV are listed in the appendix. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A