COMPARING LABORATORY APPROACH (LABA) AND CONVENTIONAL APPROACH (CONA) OF TEACHING AREA OF PLANE SHAPES IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA
Ojo, O. A.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
In recent time, views have been expressed on the notion that some methods are better and more effective than others for students understanding of mathematics. While some schools of taught contended that one teaching style is not inherently better than any other but some teachers can be more effective in teaching one way than another. The focus of this study therefore was to compare Laboratory Approach (LABA) and the Conventional Approach (CONA) of Teaching Area of Plane Shapes in Junior Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria. A sample of 400 Junior Secondary School II students consisting of 200 males and 200 females were randomly selected for the study. Student's t-test statistic was used to analyzed the data collected at = 0.05 level of significant. The result of the finding showed that there was significant difference between the mean scores in favor of Laboratory Method. It was on the bases of the findings of this study that it was recommended to both the teachers and the students to employ laboratory approach in finding area of plane and solid shapes for the attainment of maximum benefit and efficiency so as to achieve the objectives of mathematics lessons.