Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The problem was to determine how an individualized instruction program in mathematics would work in a secondary school. An individualized instruction program for a mathematical topic, normally taught in the secondary school, was developed. A controlled testing of this program was conducted in a secondary school, then an analysis of this program was made. The major results were as follows: (1) for each of the behavioral objectives, the testing did not show any significant difference between the experimental group and the control group. (2) For the over-all program, the testing did not show any significant difference between the experimental group and the control group. (3) The faster students in the control group were slowed to the pace of the group, while the faster students in the individualized group were able to continue at their own pace. (4) There was an indication that the individualized instruction encouraged individual differences. (5) There is possible merit to such a program, but more study needs to be made.
Copyright 1968 Ollie Jess Townsend
Townsend, Ollie Jess, "A Program for Individualizing Instruction in the Solution of Simultaneous Linear Equations" (1968). Master's Theses. 1153.