ERIC Number: ED455093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
I Can Do Maths: Changing Children's Mathematics Percentile Ranking.
Le Grice, Bonny; Mabin, Tony; Graham, Sue
Three groups of children aged 8-10 who scored below the 22nd percentile on the PATests were taught basic math skills for 16 hours. One group received individual instruction using Precision Teaching and Direct Instruction, the second group received group instruction using Precision Teaching and Direct Instruction, and the third group received group instruction using a constructivist Recommended Practice approach. All children changed their percentile ranking significantly the following year by up to 60 percentile ranks, with some clear differences according to the method by which they were taught. (Contains 14 references.) (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
For full text: http://www.aare.edu.au/99pap/leg99581.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Combined Annual Meeting of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (Melbourne, Australia, November 29-December 2, 1999).