ERIC Number: ED427974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-4
A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Applied and Traditional Mathematics Curriculum.
Lightner, Stanley L.
This quasi-experimental study used the two group pretest/posttest design to investigate the comparison of the acquisition of mathematics skills between General Mathematics students and Applied Mathematics 1 students. In the 1994-1995 and the 1995-1996 school years the Generalizable Mathematics Skills Assessment was administered to General Mathematics and Applied Mathematics 1 students as both the pretest and posttest to measure the gain in generalizable mathematics skills. During the study, 151 subjects were tested in three rural Oklahoma comprehensive secondary schools to provide data for the study. The research question was, are there significant differences in the gains in the total mathematics scores, in the calculation of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, mixed operations, measurements, or in the estimation of mathematics answers between the students who completed General Mathematics and the students who completed Applied Mathematics 1 as measured by the Generalizable Mathematics Skills Assessment instrument? (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (27th, New Orleans, LA, November 4-6, 1998).