ERIC Number: ED326388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
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The Effectiveness of Computer Assisted Instruction on Children's Mathematical Problem-Solving Ability.
Pettit, Amy D.
Activities were provided for a target group of third grade students who were experiencing difficulty in mastering the skills required to solve problems involving money. The program's aims were to remediate these students by giving them the opportunity to use instructional software that would increase their mathematical vocabulary, strengthen the logic behind their thought patterns, and assist them in mastering the skills necessary to solve word problems with confidence and success. Developed and implemented was a computer program that included reading, understanding, analyzing, estimating, and computing with regard to the solving of word problems having to do with money and the making of change. Each of the students in the target group was given a pretest, an attitudinal survey, and a posttest. Results indicate that the students in the target group improved their ability to solve word problems concerning money and the making of change. The attitudinal survey indicated that the students gained both confidence and a feeling of success. Included in this study are the purpose, research, method, results, and recommendations. Appended are the minimal standards for the county and state in which the research was done, sample tests, parental survey form, software evaluation form, letters from both principal and teachers, and a documentation packet on the computer program that was used. (KR)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Estimation (Mathematics), Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Skills, Primary Education, Problem Solving, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.