ERIC Number: ED318637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Using the Explorer Calculator in Mathematics Education in Grades Three through Six.
Dockweiler, Clarence J.
This study was designed to investigate whether the implementation and integration of the use of the Explorer Calculator into the curriculum influenced students in grades three through six. The sample consisted of approximately 440 students who were assigned to the treatment group or the control group. Achievement scores from the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) and Mathematics Measurement Instrument were used as pre- and post-test data. Tables are presented showing the pre- and post-test means by grades and groups in mathematics areas, such as overall achievement, computation skills, concept development, and problem solving abilities. Data from both tests showed consistent improvement for the two groups. The students receiving the calculator treatment performed as well as the non-calculator group on these measures. After discussing some limitations of this research design, four recommendations were made based on the results. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: College Station Independent School District, TX.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report prepared for the College Station Independent School District.