The Effectiveness of the recruitment strategy (think, pair, share) in the achievement of the fourth Basic class female students in mathematics, and its development of denotative thinking to them

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Lana S. Hameed

Abstract

The research aims to identify the Effectiveness of the recruitment strategy (think - pair – share) in the achievement of the fourth Basic class female students in mathematics, and its development of denotative thinking to them. To achieve such a goal, the researcher put two null hypotheses. The research involved the fourth Basic class female students during the study year (2013-2014) in the intentionally selected (Sarhildan) school.


The researched adopted the experimental design of case-control study, with both pre-and post-testing for environmental awareness variable. However, the study only adopted the pre-testing for the achievement. The research sample included (44) Students randomly distributed in to two groups: an experimental group of (23) students, and a control group consisted of (21) students.The researcher prepared a test for measuring achievement composed of (15) multiple-choice question items characterized by validity and reliability, in order to obtain the item difficulty and discrimination indices and to evaluate the effectiveness of the wrong alternatives. Likewise, the researcher prepared a test for measuring denotative thinking comprised of (20) items characterized by validity, reliability, and differentiation. The research started on (21 Jan. 2014) and ended by (10 mar. 2014), during which the researcher gave lessons to both study groups. By completion of the research, application of research tools, data collection and statistical analysis by (t - test), the following results were obtained:


  1. There is a statistically significant difference at the level of (0.05) between the mean of the marks of the Experimental Group and Control Group and in favor of the Experimental Group.

  2. There is a statistically significant difference at the level of (0.05) between the mean of the difference in denotative thinking of the Experimental Group and Control Group and in favor of the Experimental Group.

In the light of the results, the researcher recommends the following:
1. Prepare training program for the teachers of mathematics in all level of education to train them how to use the strategy (think - pair – share) in studding
2. Stimulate interest in teaching thinking in general and denotative thinking in particular.


To complement this study suggested that the researcher conducting research for the future.

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