RT Journal Article
SR Electronic
T1 Effectiveness of First Principles of Instruction in Promoting high Achievement of students in Mathematics:
Implications for physics teaching
JF JCR
JO Journal of Critical Reviews
FD Innovare Academics Sciences
SP 119
OP 128
DO 10.31838/jcr.08.02.14
VO 8
IS 2
A1 Innocent O. Odo
A1 Uche N.V. Agwagah
A1 Chika C. Ugwuanyi1,Onesimus.B Shiaki
A1 Mercy N. Nwoye,
Eucharia I. Emeji
A1 Anulika M. Okeke
A1 Ifeoma J. Osakwe1,Chinedu I.O. Okeke
A1 Christian S.
Ugwuanyi
YR 2021
UL http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=67807
AB The study focused on the effectiveness of First Principles of Instruction in promoting students ’ achievement in mathematics especially in Number and Numeration. The study employed a non-equivalent control group quasiexperimental research design using a sample of 400 students. The instrument for data collection was Number and Numeration Achievement Test [NNAT] which was properly validated. The internal consistency reliability of the multiple-choicetest was 0.97, using Kuder-Richardson 20 (KR-20), while the inter-rater reliability of the essay test was 0.94, using Kendal coefficient of concordance. Mean was used to answer research questions, while the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance, using the analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The result of the study showed that First Principles of Instruction improves the mean achievement scores of students in Number and Numeration more than the traditional lecture method. There was no statistically significant different in the mean achievement scores of male and female students in Number and Numeration after being exposed to First Principle of Instruction, an indication that there is no gender bias in using this method. It was recommended that First Principle of Instruction should be used by mathematics teachersto improve students’ achievement in mathematics and mathematics related subjects like physics.