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American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(3), 182-186
DOI: 10.12691/education-8-3-9
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4S Learning Cycle on Students’ Mathematics Comprehension

Maria Antonieta A. Bacabac1, and Laila S. Lomibao1

1Department of Mathematics Education, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

Pub. Date: March 28, 2020

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Maria Antonieta A. Bacabac and Laila S. Lomibao. 4S Learning Cycle on Students’ Mathematics Comprehension. American Journal of Educational Research. 2020; 8(3):182-186. doi: 10.12691/education-8-3-9

Abstract

The study was a quasi-experimental research conducted to investigate the effect of 4S(Sense Making, Showing of Representation, Solution and Explanation, and Summarization) Learning Cycle Model on students’ mathematics comprehension. The participants of the study were the two intact classes of freshmen education students in College and Advanced Algebra course enrolled during the 1st semester SY 2019-2020 at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines. One section was assigned as control group who was exposed to Polya Method of Problem Solving while the other one was experimental group who was exposed to 4S Learning Cycle Model. The performance of the students were measured using their test scores. To determine if the 4S Learning Cycle Model significantly affects the students’ mathematics comprehension, the Analysis of Covariance Model (ANCOVA) was utilized at 0.05 level of significance. Results revealed that the 4S Learning Cycle Model helped in the development of students’ mathematics comprehension.

Keywords:
mathematics comprehension 4S Learning Cycle Model sense making summarization

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