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ERIC Number: ED557182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: 978-972-8939-99-1
A Comparison of Low Performing Students' Achievements in Factoring Cubic Polynomials Using Three Different Strategies
Ogbonnaya, Ugorji I.; Mogari, David L.; Machisi, Eric
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference on Educational Technologies (ICEduTech) (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov 29-Dec 1, 2013)
In this study, repeated measures design was employed to compare low performing students' achievements in factoring cubic polynomials using three strategies. Twenty-five low-performing Grade 12 students from a secondary school in Limpopo province took part in the study. Data was collected using achievement test and was analysed using repeated measures analysis of variance. Findings indicated significant differences in students' mean scores due to the strategy used. On average, students achieved better scores with the synthetic division strategy than with long division and equating coefficients strategies. The study recommends that students should be offered opportunities to try out a variety of mathematical solution strategies rather than confine them to only strategies in their prescribed textbooks. [For full proceedings, see ED557168.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 12; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa