Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Robert T. McGrath
The problem is to discover as nearly as possible, "The retention of sophomores, who the preceding year had taken algebra, in the four fundamental arithmetic operations of positive and negative numbers.” The four fundamental arithmetic operations are namely: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In making computations with positive and negative numbers there are four possibilities involving cases concerning a positive and a negative , a negative and a positive , two negative , and two positive numbers . Negative numbers are numbers having a minus value and positive numbers are numbers which have a plus value.
Adams, George, "A Study In Retention In Fundamental Operations In Algebra" (1946). Master's Theses. 382.
© 1946 George Adams