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ERIC Number: EJ1089794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Divergence of Scientific Heuristic Method and Direct Algebraic Instruction
Calucag, Lina S.
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n3 p131-135 2016
This is an experimental study, made used of the non-randomized experimental and control groups, pretest-posttest designs. The experimental and control groups were two separate intact classes in Algebra. For a period of twelve sessions, the experimental group was subjected to the scientific heuristic method, but the control group instead was given direct instruction on selected topics of Algebra. Using a non-parametric statistical test, particularly the Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test, results showed that students in the experimental group performed significantly better than the control group in the post-test. On the other hand, the Fisher's Exact Probability Test yielded very statistically significant different proportions in the post-test scores between the experimental and control group. It is highly recommended that integration of scientific heuristic method in teaching mathematics is essential.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bahrain