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Keywords

Mathematics -- Computer-assisted instruction

Abstract

This case study investigated the effects of using computer-assisted learning (CAL) while teaching multiplication facts to 32 third-graders. This quasi-experimental study spanned a six-week period and was analyzed using a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques. Among these qualitative techniques were participant observation and formal and informal interviews. The quantitative component included document analysis of three separate instruments. This study demonstrated a low correlation between the use of CAL and recall skills. However, students felt comfortable and enthusiastic working with the computer. In addition to the excitement, students felt significantly more confident and successful using the computer. There was evidence that the use of CAL created a more balanced perspective on solving multiplication problems.

Year of Submission

2002

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Department

Division of Educational Technologies

First Advisor

Leigh E. Zeitz

Second Advisor

J. Ana Donaldson

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Date Original

2002

Object Description

1 PDF file (28 leaves)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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