#### Title

An Experimental Comparison of Two Liberal Arts Courses in General Mathematics at Syracuse University

#### Date of Award

1955

#### Degree Type

Dissertation

#### Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

#### Department

Mathematics

#### Advisor(s)

Robert M. Exner

#### Keywords

Curriculum, Critical thinking, Mathematical operations, Number system, Abstract rational systems

#### Subject Categories

Mathematics

#### Abstract

The problem of this thesis is to determine, if possible, which of two different sets of course materials results in better attainment of certain objective of Mathematics 7, the first semester of the general education course in mathematics at Syracuse University.

These objectives can be grouped under four main heads: 1. Ability to think critically 2. Skill in performing elementary mathematical operations 3. Understanding of the number systems 4. Understanding of abstract rational systems.

#### Access

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#### Recommended Citation

Smith, Roland Frederick, "An Experimental Comparison of Two Liberal Arts Courses in General Mathematics at Syracuse University" (1955). *Mathematics - Dissertations.* Paper 60.

http://surface.syr.edu/mat_etd/60

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