The Effect of Teaching Geometry Unit By Using Macromedia Flash For Fifth Graders Achievement and Their Attitudes Towards Mathematics Learning in the Governmental Schools in Nablus City

Year:
2015
Discussion Committee:
Dr. Soheil Hussien Salha/supervisor
Dr. Hasan Abdel Kareem/external examiner
Prof. Ghasan Hello/internal examiner
Supervisors:
Dr. Soheil Hussien Salha/supervisor
Authors:
Ehab Al-Bizary
Abstract:
The study aimed at investigating the effect of teaching geometry unit by using Macromedia Flash program for fifth graders’ achievement and their attitudes towards learning mathematics at District of Nablus. The researcher tried specifically to answer this question: What is the effect of teaching geometry unit by using Macromedia Flash program for fifth graders’ achievement and their attitudes towards learning mathematics at District of Nablus? To answer the study question and it's hypotheses, the researcher applied a Quasi Experimental design on a sample of (62) fifth graders studying at Al-Makhfieah Primary School for Boys during the first semester 2014-2015. The sample was divided into two groups; one is treatment, the other is compared. The two groups studied the Geometry Unit in Mathematics textbook; the treatment group was taught using Macromedia Flash program, while the compared group was taught using a traditional approach of teaching. - A post-test that measures the achievement of the students after having finished the studying the Geometry unit. The validity and the reliability of the test were calculated, and the value of reliability was (0.725). - A scale of attitudes towards learning mathematics in the pre and post phases of using Macromedia Flash program. The validity and the reliability of the test were calculated, and the value of reliability was (0.94). To test the hypothesis, the data were analyzed by using One-Way Analysis of Variance ANCOVA. The results of the study were: 1. There is a significant statistical difference at (a=0.05) between the mean of the fifth students who used Macromedia Flash program to learn the Geometry unit and the mean of fifth students who used the traditional method based on the achievement of the post-test. The results were in favor of the treatment group. 2. There is a significant statistical difference (α=0.05) between the mean of attitudes towards learning mathematics of the fifth grade students who used Macromedia Flash program to learn the Geometry unit and the mean of the fifth students who used the traditional way. The results were in favor of the treatment group On the basis of the results, the researcher recommended to involve the Macromedia Flash program in teaching the math curriculum especially for the Geometry units for all levels, Another recommendation to train teachers and educational supervisors to practical courses about the use of the Macromedia Flash program and how to use it. That, they perceive its importance to teach students geometry. The study proved that the program use supported the math curriculum and it was a good method to support its teaching strategies.
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Pages Count:
194
Status:
Published