M.A. in Mathematics Education
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Education
College of Education
Computer-assisted instruction; Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary)
Science and Mathematics Education
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.
Osborne, Karen S., "A study to determine the effectiveness of computer assisted instruction in the basic mathematics high school curriculum" (1997). Theses and Dissertations. 2097.