ConcretePictorialAbstract Approach On Students’ Attitude And Performance In Mathematics
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AUTHOR(S)
Nino Richard R. Salingay, Denis A. Tan
KEYWORDS
Attitude, ConcretePictorialAbstract (CPA) approach, Performance in Mathematics
ABSTRACT
This study inspected the effectiveness of CPA approach to Grade 8 students of Bukidnon National High School in terms of students’ attitude and performance. Specifically it aimed to a.) describe the attitude of the students when exposed to CPA approach and to those exposed to nonCPA approach before and after the intervention in terms of: attitudes toward success in math, Math anxiety, motivation, usefulness of Math and confidence in learning math, b.) compare the level of performance in Mathematics of the students once exposed to CPA approach and those exposed to nonCPA approach in terms of: pretest scores, posttest scores and retention test scores, c.) differentiate the students’ attitude as exposed to CPA approach and those exposed to nonCPA approach, and d.) ascertain the significant difference between the performance of the students exposed to CPA approach and those exposed to nonCPA approach in terms of: posttest scores and retention test scores. A quasiexperimental research design was used in this study; it uses two sections of Bukidnon National High School. One is the experimental group and the other was the controlled group. These two (2) group undergone pretest, posttest and retention test. The materials used to determine the achievement of the students is a teachermade test. The material used for the attitude is FennemaSherman Mathematics Attitude Test. Descriptive statistics and ANCOVA were used for the analysis of the study. It was found out that the attitude of the students during the pretest and posttest are positive. The level of performance of the two groups in the pretest is below average level. During the posttest and retention test, the performance of students in non CPA group is on average level and students in CPA group are on above average level. It was also found out that students have positive attitude towards success and usefulness of Math and undecided on their anxiety level, motivation level and on their confidence in learning Math during the pretest. During the posttest, all components remain the same instead to the confidence in learning Math of CPA group of student wherein form neutral during the pretest, it becomes positive during the posttest. The study also found out that the attitude of the students are comparable or has no significant difference. However, the performance in the posttest and retention test of CPA group of students is significantly higher than the performance of nonCPA group of students. This study would benefit the future researchers, mathematics educators, students and administrators and this will give them an idea about CPA approach.
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