Effect of Mathematics Software Facilitated Teaching on Students Learning

By Muhammad Tanveer Afzal and Muhammad Bashir Gondal.

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The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of applying traditional instructional method, computer assisted instruction (CAI) and teacher facilitated mathematics learning software on students learning level across gender and locality groups in the subject of mathematics. In order to accomplish this purpose the researchers selected three chapters of six class mathematics textbook (Integers, Algebra and Geometry). Interactive software was developed, using the contents of these three chapters. Two urban and two rural schools were selected containing a male and a female school. Seventy eight students from each of the four randomly selected schools were randomly selected and assigned in to three groups. A test was administered to measure learning levels i.e (Remembering, Understanding and Applying). The analysis revealed that teacher facilitated mathematics instructional method produced better achievement scores when compared with CAI and traditional instructional method of teaching mathematics.

Keywords: CAI, Mathematics Learning, Teaching Methods, Experimental Design, Instructional Software

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp.111-120. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 964.251KB).

Dr Muhammad Tanveer Afzal

Lecturer Education, Secondary Teacher Education Department, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Mr. Muhammad Tanveer Afzal has M.Sc in Mathematics and M.Ed in Science Education and is working as a Lecturer in Secondary Teacher Education Department at faculty of Education, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan. He started his job career as teacher Educator in 1997. In 2004, he earned the Indigenous PhD Fellowship from the Higher Education Commission Pakistan and enrolled at the Division of Education, University of Education Lahore, Pakistan, to pursue his doctoral studies in the discipline of Mathematics Education. He completed his research work and submitted his thesis for evaluation in April, 2009. He presented his paper on “Constructivists Model of Software Development for Teaching Mathematics” in International Conference on ICT in Teaching and learning, held at The Open University of Hong Kong in 2007 and “Attitude of Mathematics Teacher to The use of Computer Technology in Classroom” in International Conference on ICT in Teaching and learning, held at The Open University of Hong Kong in 2008. He has visited University of Leicester, UK under HEC International Research Support Initiative Program. His areas of Interest are, ICT in Education, Mathematics Education, Assessment and Evaluation in Education.

Dr. Muhammad Bashir Gondal

Director, Punjab Examination Commission DSD, Lahore, Pakistan

Dr. Muhammad Bashir Gondal is working as Research Officer in Punjab Examination Commission, before this he was the Director of Punjab Educational Assessment System.

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