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ERIC Number: ED408161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-27
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Cognition of Polygons.
Yusuf, Mian Muhammad
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of Logo Mathematics Tutorial Two (LMT2) for teaching polygons to minority students. The polygons were chosen to develop a sound foundation for further knowledge and exploration in geometry. The subjects (N=23) were middle and high school students that were trained using LMT2. The subjects formed two groups that experienced different amounts of traditional and computer-assisted instruction on polygons. Pre- and post-tests were administered three times to each subject. The results suggest that the students who were first taught polygons through LMT2 have a deeper conceptualization of polygons compared to those taught traditionally. The results support the effectiveness of using Logo Mathematics Tutorial Two for teaching polygons to minority students. Tables providing data on race, gender, and grade level distribution; an analysis of covariance for scores on tests, computer tests, drawings, and interview sheets; and distribution by percent for providing reasons are also included. Contains 29 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 27, 1997).