Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1972

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Roy F. Ruebel

Second Committee Member

William G. Gaskell

Third Committee Member

J. Wesley Crum


This paper presents a comparative study involving two methods of arithmetic instruction for fifth and sixth grade students. Thirty pupils were taught arithmetic using a traditional approach and thirty pupils were taught arithmetic using an individualized approach. Each group was divided into high, average, and low ability students and between group achievements compared at the end of an eight month period with encouraging results. Evaluation and statistical analysis followed. The findings were discussed and recommendations offered for further study.