EFFECT OF INQUIRY-BASED INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGY ON STUDENTS’ INTEREST AND ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS IN DELTA NORTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
Dr. S. B. Ijeh*
Department of Science Education Faulty of Education Delta State University, Abraka.
This study focused on the effect of inquiry-based instructional strategy on students’ interest and achievement in Mathematics. Quasi-experimental design was adopted for this research. Pre-test was administered to intact class of both experimental and control groups. Post-test was also administered to both groups after the treatment in which the experimental group was exposed to inquirybased instructional strategy and the control group was taught with the traditional teaching method. The instruments were validated by two expert Mathematics educationists and one in measurement and evaluation. The reliability coefficient of the Mathematics Achievement Test was 0.80. The result of the study showed that the inquiry-based instructional strategy improved students’ achievement in Mathematics. The inquiry-based strategy also helped to arouse the students' interest in the learning of Mathematics in secondary schools in Delta North Senatorial District. It was recommended that inquiry-based instructional strategy should be used to teach Mathematics in secondary school.
Enquiry-based, Instructional Strategy, Mathematics, Delta North, Senatorial District
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