Mathematics plays a significant role in accelerating the social, economic, and technological development of a nation. It is evident in the developing countries, as the nations are rapidly moving towards globalization in all aspects. The world of today tends more profoundly on science and technology demands with additional mathematical knowledge on the part of its people. Thus it is necessary to prepare the child with a strong base of Mathematical knowledge to face the challenges of the modern technological society. This study was conducted to scrutinize the effects of Cognitive Apprenticeship model with GeoGebra and its Effect on Academic Achievement in Geometry of on year eight rural school students. This study was conducted with eighty in two intact classes in Lautoka District in Fiji. The school was selected randomly using the lottery method. After selection, the students were classified into two groups one as the ICTCAM group and the other as the CI group. There were 40 students in each group, and intelligence was kept as Covariate. It was an experimental study of Two by three factorial design was used. The students were also classified into three types of learners according to their standards of learning styles through the LSI Ali.sofia&Dsouza.Flosy (2017).As a pretest, both the groups were tested for Achievement through the ATM prepared by Ali.sofia&Dsouza.Flosy (2017), which was designed according to the Geometry syllabus of year eight. Data was collected, and then treatment was done with 40 lessons of one hour using the instructional package developed by the investigator and validated by experts with the ICTCAM Group, while the CI group was taught with 40 lessons with a duration of 45 mins using the CI instructional Package. The data was collected for the post-test of ATM. The pre and post-test were developed using the new revised Bloom’s Taxonomy of Verbs, which had a total of 60 multiple-choice questions. Two way ANCOVA was used for data analysis.
This study proves that there were significant differences in the Achievement in Mathematics of year eight students of rural schools after partial out the effect of Intelligence. According to the findings of this study, it was recommended that Cognitive Apprenticeship model with GeoGebra supportive teaching methods should be adopted and used in teaching Geometry in year eight level as it develops the high order and low order thinking skills of new revised Bloom’s Taxonomy of verbs and improves the Achievement results in Mathematics.
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Author Name: Sofia Shireen N. K. Ali, Dr (Mrs.) Flosy C. R. D’Souza
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Keywords: LSI –Learning Style Inventory, ATM-Achievement Test in Mathematics, Geogebra, Cognitive Apprenticeship model, Geometry.