The purpose of this study was to determine
the effects of cooperative learning on students’ mathematics achievement in
secondary school students inPekanbaru,Indonesia. In
addition, this study also determined students’ perception concerning
cooperative learning. The samples of this study consisted of 61 Form Three
students. In order to control the differences of dependent variables, a
pre-test was given before treatment. After treatment, a post-test was
administered to both groups. Two types of instruments were used to collect the
data: the mathematics achievement test and open-ended questions on cooperative
learning. The pre-test and the post-test data were analyzed using t-test.
Content analysis was used for the open-ended questions on cooperative learning.
The results showed that there was a significant difference of mean in students’
mathematics achievement between the cooperative group and the traditional
group. Content analysis data revealed that students in the cooperative group
were able to increase their understanding and to develop their self-confidence.
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Zakaria, E. , Solfitri, T. , Daud, Y. & Abidin, Z. (2013). Effect of Cooperative Learning on Secondary School Students’ Mathematics Achievement. Creative Education, 4,
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