Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Fall 1971

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Gerald F. Brunner

Second Committee Member

Owen J. Shadle

Third Committee Member

Donald J. Murphy


The problem of this thesis deals with the instruction of trade mathematics. The major problem involves teaching trade mathematics to a heterogeneous group of technical students. The final outcome must be students mathematically competent to function in their chosen technical area. The method of instruction must be flexible enough to allow for individual differences. The mode of instruction must be able to accept the student where he is mathematically and take him to where he needs to go. The procedure used to solve this thesis problem is the auto-tutorial method of instruction. The solution involved the development of performance objectives, a mathematics laboratory, a student manual, self-tests, pre-tests, post-tests and lecture tapes to accompany the student manual.