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.

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