THE EFFECT OF COLLABORATIVE AND INQUIRY METHODS OF TEACHING ON STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS AMONG SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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S. O. GBENRO
T. O. ABE

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This study investigated the effect of collaborative and inquiry methods of teaching on students’ performance in mathematics among the senior secondary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The sample for the study consisted of two hundred (200) mathematics students randomly selected from ten (10) senior secondary schools in Ekiti State. A Student Mathematics Achievement Test (SMAT) was used to collect data for the study. Four research questions were formulated and the research hypotheses were tested using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) at the 0.05 significance level. The study revealed that students taught with collaborative and inquiry method of teaching performed better in mathematics than those taught with other methods in the study. The study recommended that teachers should make use of the combination of collaborative and inquiry methods of teaching to improve students’ academic performance in mathematics. 

Keywords:
Collaborative inquiry, teaching methods, academic performance, mathematics.

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GBENRO, S. O., & ABE, T. O. (2019). THE EFFECT OF COLLABORATIVE AND INQUIRY METHODS OF TEACHING ON STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS AMONG SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS. Journal of Global Research in Education and Social Science, 12(3), 165-172. Retrieved from http://ikpress.org/index.php/JOGRESS/article/view/4417
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