Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs

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Statement of the problem. It was the purpose of this study (1) to investigate and present an analysis of the conditions and methods of mathematics teaching in New Mexico high schools as revealed through a questionnaire study; (2) to obtain an objective measure of the functional competence of New Mexico students in mathematics by administering the Davis Test of Functional Competence in Mathematics to a representative number of high school seniors in the state and comparing their levels of achievement with national norms; (3) to evaluate the present conditions and analyze the effectiveness of the present methods in teaching the students in the terms of their functional competence in mathematics as shown by the results of the test and the questionnaire; and (4) to give a composite picture of the status of mathematics in New Mexico high schools.

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Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

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Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy

First Committee Member (Chair)

Wilson H. Sims

Second Committee Member

Bonner Milton Crawford

Third Committee Member

Kathleen McCann