Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. B. Gale Oleson

Second Advisor

Dr. Williams E. Jaynes


During the past three years the mathematics department of the University of Omaha has offered a course in improving basic mathematical skills. The course is open to any student who feels he needs some additional work in mathematics before he enrolls in the regular beginning college mathematics, chemistry, or accounting courses. However, most of the students who take the course do so as a result of their counselor's recommendation. If the student receives a low score on the Numerical Ability section of the Differential Aptitude Tests (one of the tests given to all incoming freshmen), he is encouraged to take the remedial mathematics course. Analysis of the class membership revealed that 80 per cent of the students were freshmen, 14 per cent were sophomores, 4 per cent were juniors, and 1 per cent were seniors. The remaining 1 per cent were either unclassified or information concerning their classification was not available.


A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate Division University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Donald C. Blaser August, 1959

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