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Enhancing mathematical attitude through video programmes among 10th standard NIOS learners: An experiment

Maheshchandra Pant
NIOS,New Delhi, India

Rajkumar Arya
NIOS,New Delhi,India

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     Last modified: August 19, 2006
     Presentation date: 11/02/2006 11:45 AM in ST Windsor A
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The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), New Delhi admits any person desirous to join Secondary level programmes in any course (including Mathematics) of his /her choice. Later on, learners face problem of low achievement particularly in Mathematics. A negative attitude towards Mathematics may be one of the reasons for low achievement in the subject. The primary objective of this study was to examine change in Attitude level through Video Programmes among Secondary level learners taken as the target group. The investigator had used a Mathematical Attitude Scale developed and standardized by Dr. S. Rastogi. This test has 24 items, having 12 positive and 12 negative items being distributed over a five-point scale. The selected Attitude Scale was given twice as "Pre-test"and "Post test". The Experimental group studied some difficult concepts through Video Programmes & Tutor Support ,while the Controlled Group had tutor support only. There were Six Videos on Profit& Loss, Area, Volume & Surface Area, Triangle, Pythagoras Theorem and Circle. The results indicated that the Video programmes and Tutor support combination was effective in changing Attitude of Experimental Group learners, while only Tutor support had no such effect upon the learners of Controlled Group.

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