The Effect of using Teams Games Tournaments (TGT) Technique for Learning Mathematics in Bangladesh

Volume 3 - Issue 3
Abdus Salam Anwar Hossain Shahidur Rahman
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Abstract:


Games-based learning has captured the interest of educationalists and industrialists who seek to reveal the characteristics of computer games as they are perceived by some to be a potentially effective approach for teaching and learning. Despite this interest in using games-based learning, there is a dearth of studies context of gaming and education in third world countries. This study investigated the effects of game playing on performance and attitudes of students towards mathematics of Grade VIII. The study was undergone by implementing TGT technique for the experimental group and typical lecture-based approach for the control group. A same achievement test was employed as in both pretest and post test, an inventory of attitudes towards mathematics were applied for the pretest and post test on TGT experimental and control group, an attitude scale on computer games was employed for the TGT experimental group, a semi-structured interview for teacher and an FGD guideline for students were applied to serving the purpose of research objectives. After three-weeks of intervention, it had been found out that TGT experimental group students had achieved a significant learning outcome than lecture based control group students. Attitude towards mathematics were differed to a certain positive extent on TGT experimental group. On the basis of findings of this study, some recommendations were made to overcome the barriers of integrating web-based game playing in a classroom.

Keywords

  • Teams Games Tournament
  • Web-based Game playing
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Game playing integra
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