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ERIC Number: EJ1098014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1083-6470
Effectiveness of Game and Poem Enhanced Instructional Strategies and Verbal Ability on Students' Interest in Mathematics Learning
Frederick-Jonah, Toinpere Mercy; Igbojinwaekwu, Patrick Chukwuemeka
Journal of Research in Education, v25 n2 p40-50 2015
This study investigated the effects of game and poem-enhanced instructional strategies on students' interest in mathematics. The moderating effects of verbal ability were also examined on the dependent variable. A quasi-experimental design was adopted. Three hundred and forty four students in the sixth year of their primary education (primary 6 students) from 12 public primary schools in Ogbia and Yenagoa Local Government Areas of Bayelsa State, Nigeria, formed the sample of the study. The schools were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Seven reliable and validated instruments were used for the study. Three null hypotheses guided the study. Treatment had a significant effect on students' posttest interest scores. Game and Poem-Enhanced Instructional Strategies and Verbal Ability improved students' interest in mathematics more than the Modified Lecture Instructional Strategy. It was recommended that teachers, curriculum developers and authors should adopt games and poems to enhance students' interest in mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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