The effect of instruction with analogy-enhanced model on ninth grade students' function achievement and attitudes toward mathematics

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2005
Akman, Caner
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of analogy-enhanced instruction on students̕ achievement in function and attitudes toward mathematics. The study was conducted with 63 ninth grade students in one of the public high schools in Konya, Turkey during Spring 2005 semester. The experimental group received instruction with analogy-enhanced model. The control group received instruction with traditional method. The matching-only pre-test- post-test control group design was used in the study. The following measuring instruments were used to collect data: The Function Achievement Test, Mathematics Attitude Scale and open ended questions. The data of the present study were analyzed by using Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) and paired t-test. Results of the study indicated that: (1) There was a significant mean difference between students received instruction with analogy-enhanced models and those received instruction with traditional method in terms of the function achievement, (2) there was no significant mean difference between students received instruction with analogy-enhanced models and those received instruction with traditional method in terms of attitudes toward mathematics, (3) there was a significant mean difference between gained scores of students received instruction with analogy-enhanced method and those received instruction with traditional method in terms of attitudes toward mathematics.

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C. Akman, “The effect of instruction with analogy-enhanced model on ninth grade students’ function achievement and attitudes toward mathematics,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2005.