ERIC Number: ED410108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Student Perceptions about Applied Mathematics.
Keif, Malcolm G.; Stewart, Bob R.
Background information on the history and rationale for Tech Prep introduces the description of a study that examines the perceptions of students enrolled in Applied Mathematics 1 and Applied Mathematics 2 courses which are based on the Center for Occupational Research and Development's (CORD) applied mathematics curriculum. The primary goal is to compare the perceptions of students in applied math and students in algebra 1 on mathematics as a school subject. Students (n=490) in four Missouri school districts participated in this study which employed a posttest-only control group design. Findings suggest that applied courses enable students to have positive perceptions of mathematics as a subject and provide a basis for students to develop an appreciation for the use of mathematics on the job. Teacher interviews also support the finding that students exhibit a renewed interest in mathematics following an applied math course. Contains 36 references. (DDR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri