Effect of Learning-Together Technique on Pupils Achievement in Primary Mathematics
Unamba, E. C.; Ugochkwu, N. J. and Nwaebo Ijeoma
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of learning together technique or cooperative learning method on pupils’ achievement in mathematics. The study employs an experimental design with control group. It was carried out in Owerri Municipal Area of Imo State. A sample of 58 primary six pupils is used for the study. Two hypotheses were postulated to guide the study. A 20 item multiple choice Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT) was utilized to collect data. T-test statistics is used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The results of the study reveal that learning-together technique or cooperative learning method is more effective and there is no significant difference in mean scores achievement of male and female in learning-together technique or ooperative learning. It is recommended that cooperative learning method be used in mathematics teaching at all levels of education and mathematics laboratory should be designed for the use of cooperative learning method in mathematics teaching at all level of education. These laboratories should be designed in the way of providing the groups for special tasks.