ERIC Number: ED335216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Computer Assisted Mathematics Prescription Learning Pull-out Program in an Elementary School.
Swarm, Christine C.
Summaries of recent research have found computer-assisted instruction to be a highly motivating method of instruction that fosters independent study and provides for the immediate feedback necessary for the encouragement of individualized learning. A nonexperimental study was conducted with fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students (n=88) in a Chicago public elementary school who were from 1 to 2.5 years behind in their mathematics achievement scores. The students were from a wide variety of ethnic groups with over 80% of the students speaking English as a Second Language. These students visited a computer laboratory once per week for a 40-minute period and received an individually prescribed learning packet of computer-assisted programs. The results from these students' end-of-the-year mathematics achievement tests indicated significant gains in their scores. Further, there appeared to be a positive relationship between the performance of these students on the achievement test and their mathematical conceptual performance in their prescribed learning participation within the computer-assisted instructional program. (JJK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Intermediate Grades, Intervention, Learning Activities, Low Achievement, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Programed Instruction, Special Needs Students
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A