Achievement in Cooperative versus Individualistic Goal-Structured Junior Secondary School Mathematics Classrooms in Nigeria

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Volume-3 Issue-1                           
Year of Publication : 2012
Authors : Adeneye Olarewaju Adeleye Awofala, Alfred Olufemi Fatade, Samuel Adejare Ola-Oluwa

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Adeneye Olarewaju Adeleye Awofala, Alfred Olufemi Fatade, Samuel Adejare Ola-Oluwa "Achievement in Cooperative versus Individualistic Goal-Structured Junior Secondary School Mathematics Classrooms in Nigeria"International Journal of Mathematical Trends and Technology (IJMTT),V3(1):7-12.June 2012. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract
The analysed using the t-test statistic. The results showed that significant difference existed in the mathematics achievement of cooperative and individualistic goal structure groups in favour of cooperative group. The cooperative strategy also enhanced students’ mastery of mathematics content at both the comprehension and application levels than at the knowledge level of cognition. Based on the findings, the study recommended among others that STAD/TGT as variants of cooperative learning should be used by teachers to complement the teaching of mathematics at the secondary school level.

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Keywords
Cooperative learning, student teams and achievement division (STAD), teams-games-tournaments (TGT), individualistic goal structure, mathematics achievement, knowledge level of cognition, comprehension level of cognition, application level of cognition.