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The Effects of Cooperative Learning on Students' Mathematics Achievement and Attitude towards Mathematics

Effandi Zakaria1, Lu Chung Chin1 and Md. Yusoff Daud2
  • 1 ,
  • 2 , Afganistan
Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 6 No. 2, 2010, 272-275

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2010.272.275

Published On: 30 March 2010

How to Cite: Zakaria, E., Chin, L. C. & Daud, M. Y. (2010). The Effects of Cooperative Learning on Students' Mathematics Achievement and Attitude towards Mathematics. Journal of Social Sciences, 6(2), 272-275. https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2010.272.275

Abstract

Problem statement: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of cooperative learning on mathematics achievement and attitude towards mathematics. Approach: This quasi-experimental study was carried out on two form one classes in Miri, Sarawak. One class (n = 44) was assigned as an experimental group and the other (n = 38) was assigned as a control group. The two groups were pre-tested prior the implementation. At the end of the study, post test was given, while daily quiz was used as a tool for formative testing. Teaching and learning process was carried out for two weeks. Data were analyzed using the t-test to determine performance by comparing the mean of the post test for treatment and control group. Results: The results of this study showed that cooperative learning methods improve students’ achievement in mathematics and attitude towards mathematics. Conclusion: The researchers concluded that cooperative learning is an effective approach, which mathematics teachers need to incorporate in their teaching.

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Keywords

  • Cooperative learning
  • motivation
  • achievement