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ERIC Number: EJ782173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
The Effects of Cooperative Learning on Turkish Elementary Students' Mathematics Achievement and Attitude towards Mathematics Using TAI and STAD Methods
Tarim, Kamuran; Akdeniz, Fikri
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v67 n1 p77-91 Jan 2008
This study was designed to compare the effects of Team Assisted Individualization (TAI) and Student Teams-Achievement Divisions (STAD) on fourth grade students' academic achievement in and attitudes towards mathematics. Seven classes of a school were randomly selected for this experimental study. Two of these were given instruction through TAI; two through STAD, and the remaining three were treated as a control group. For the purpose of the data analysis regarding academic achievement, the 3X1 covariance analysis was used to compare the groups. As a result of this comparison, both the TAI and STAD methods were found to have positive effects (d = 1.003 for TAI and d = 0.40 for STAD) on students' academic achievement in mathematics. The pairwise comparisons showed that the TAI method had a more significant effect than the STAD method. The scores for the attitude towards mathematics were analyzed by using non-parametric statistics. As a result of this analysis, no significant difference was observed regarding students' attitudes towards mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey