Title

The effects of grade 8 rotary instruction on grade 9 achievement in mathematics.

Date of Award

2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Ed.

Department

Education

First Advisor

Hurley, N.

Keywords

Education, Mathematics.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This study investigated the influence of grade 8 rotary mathematics on grade 9 achievement in mathematics. The study focussed on two main styles of mathematics instruction used in Ontario. One was the home room instruction of students, the other is rotary instruction. A newly developed questionnaire was completed by grade 8 mathematics teachers. Important information such as type of instruction, qualifications, and interest was measured. Final marks in mathematics of students who had grade 8 teachers participating in the study were recorded. These same students, along with others, completed a mathematics entrance test for grade 9 students during the third or fourth week of the second semester of the 1998/1999 school year. No statistically significant differences were found in the achievement levels between the two groups. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2001 .F335. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-05, page: 1508. Adviser: Noel Hurley. Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2001.