Accession Number : AD0698288
Title : DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF AN EXPERIMENTAL COURSE IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS FOR GROUP IV PERSONNEL.
Descriptive Note : Research rept.,
Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Main,Ray E.
Report Date : SEP 1969
Pagination or Media Count : 29
Abstract : The document reports on research aimed at developing optimal methods for training marginal personnel in the skills they will need in the Navy. Preliminary investigation of training in mathematics showed that Group 4 men need to improve most basic arithmetic skills but that they vary widely in their ability to acquire such skills. To be effective for these personnel, course content and methods must be adaptable to individual needs. Group 4 students were found capable of working effectively with an experimental self-study course. The course was judged to be suitable for experimental training methods evaluation. Plans for further research were outlined. (Author)
Descriptors : (*NAVAL TRAINING, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN), (*PROGRAMMED INSTRUCTION, MATHEMATICS), TEACHING METHODS, TRAINING DEVICES, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, MOTIVATION, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, APTITUDE TESTS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE