Date Approved

4-29-1997

Embargo Period

8-29-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Mathematics Education

Department

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Education

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Sooy, John

Subject(s)

Computer-assisted instruction; Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary)

Disciplines

Science and Mathematics Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of computer assisted instruction in the basic mathematics high school curriculum.

A 31 day study took place using a population of 25 9th grade basic mathematics students from Washington Township High School. These 25 students were split into two samples. The two samples tested were a control group consisting of 12 students who received the traditional lecture-oriented instruction, with assign-study-recite a common procedure and innovation and experimentation minimal. The experimental group consisted of 13 students who received the traditional lecture oriented instruction along with CAI. Each sample was given a pre-test and a post-test to determine if CAI along with the traditional method was more effective than the traditional method of instruction.

It was determined that there was no significant difference in the students who received CAI to those who received the traditional method of instruction.

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