Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1971

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Barney L. Erickson

Second Committee Member

Michael J. Arcidiacono

Third Committee Member

Robert Carlton


Many teachers as well as students feel that our system of evaluation is far from perfect, but these same people have offered no alternative workable plan which would in whole or in part relieve the objections. Hopefully this study will demonstrate a philosophy of the teaching of mathematics in conjunction with a companion plan of evaluation which will relieve many of the basic objections while at the same time produce more learning. The philosophy that a more cooperative attitude in regard to assignments, testing, and make-up work are more conducive to learning is the basic aspect of this study. It is hoped that this study will uphold this philosophy with regard to the teaching of mathematics.