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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(6), 649-657
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-6-11
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Impact of Concept Mapping and Modular Learning Techniques on Pupils’ Achievement for the Selected Topics in Mathematics

M. Aron Antony Charles1 and N. Sasikumar2,

1Department of Education, PRIST University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

2Department of Education, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India

Pub. Date: May 24, 2018

Cite this paper:
M. Aron Antony Charles and N. Sasikumar. Impact of Concept Mapping and Modular Learning Techniques on Pupils’ Achievement for the Selected Topics in Mathematics. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(6):649-657. doi: 10.12691/education-6-6-11

Abstract

This research emphasizes on an alternate instructional tools called “Concept Map and Modular learning techniques”. The goal of this study was to determine the effectiveness of using concept maps and modular learning techniques in improving the mathematics achievement of higher secondary students and compare it with a traditional approach for a mathematics unit. Both the control and the experimental groups were required to take a pre-test before instruction and a post-test at the end of instruction. The test consisting of 30 questions was used to assess learning gains on a Mathematics Unit about Trigonometry and Differential Calculus. Moreover, results showed that the levels of concept mapping and modular learning techniques ability were associated with the students’ learning gains. The study suggests that, when carefully integrated into the normal classroom procedure and when other contributing factors such as student motivation and preparedness, reading ability levels, time and classroom environment are considered, concept mapping and modular learning techniques has a potential to be an effective instructional strategy. To enforce the title of the study, the researcher had determined to verify the results from a different angle using the normative survey method to justify the impact of attitude towards mathematics homework. Based on the findings and discussions, XI standard students are having positive mathematics homework attitude towards concept mapping and modular learning techniques for the topics trigonometry and differential calculus.

Keywords:
concept map module homework attitude and academic achievement

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