Date of Award

4-28-2004

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Christopher Jones, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Stephen Keith, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Peggy Tarpley, Ph.D.

Abstract

It is imperative that mathematics education in the United States be effective and comprehensive in nature. Mathematical skills are a necessary component to functional and independent living. Much debate has aroused over which instructional methodologies to adopt, but the research clearly supports the use of explicit instruction. Direct Instruction is an expository approach to learning, which encompasses critical design principles that enable it to be sequential and thorough. Funnix Math is the newest program, which utilizes this methodology. The present study investigates the efficacy of Funnix Math on the pre-kindergarten population. The results of this study contradict previous research on the Direct Instruction model.

 
 

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