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ERIC Number: EJ1085370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1694-609X
Effect of Teaching of Algebra through Social Constructivist Approach on 7th Graders' Learning Outcomes in Sindh (Pakistan)
Ilyas, Bhutto Muhammad; Rawat, Khalid Jamil; Bhatti, Muhammad Tariq; Malik, Najeeb
International Journal of Instruction, v6 n1 p151-164 Jan 2013
It is a bitter reality that the curricula and traditional pedagogy prevailing in public schools of Pakistan in general and Sindh in particular do not incorporate the algebraic concepts properly. Both the content and the presentation therein cannot be considered up to the mark, thereby making "Algebra" a tough and dry subject. This quasi-experimental study focused to find out the effect of teaching algebra through social constructivism on the students learning outcomes of 7th graders in public schools of District Jamshoro Sindh. For this purpose two existing intact sections of grade 7 (7th A, and 7th B) of a government high school of district Jamshoro were selected as quasi control and treatment groups. The pre- and post-test analyses were carried out. The first pattern t-test analysis revealed that both groups were parallel, however, the latter post-test analysis revealed that treatment group that was taught through social constructivist approach excelled in achieving statistically significant learning outcomes than that of control group that was taught through traditional one-way teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan
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