Gideon Sunday Adeniyi, David Okpanachi, Samuel Achem Umoru


The study investigated the effect of cumulative practice approach on SS one students’ achievement in mathematical geometrical construction in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria. The study employed a pre-test and post-test quasi-experimental control group design. Four intact classes, one each from each of the four schools setting were used. The sample for the study consisted of 204 SSS1 students. The instrument used for this study was the Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT), with reliability coefficient of 0.77. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research question, while Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that students who were taught using cumulative practice approach achieved higher than those that were taught using conventional practice approach. The study recommended among others, workshops/seminars for teachers to enable students acquire the basic skills of the cumulative practice approach. Curriculum planners and publishers should make efforts of providing text books or computer assisted materials in mathematics that conform with cumulative practice approach.


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