The Effect of Using Two Stratigies of Computerized Multimedia on Mathematical Problem Solving and Creative Thinking Abilities among Basic Stage Female Students in Unrwa North Amman Schools

Heba Abdallah, Hala Al-Shawa

Abstract


This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of using two strategies of computerized multimedia on mathematical problem solving and creative thinking abilities among basic stage female students in UNRWA North Amman schools. The purposive sample of this study consisted of (121) female eighth grade students, and randomly defined to three study groups: two experimental and one control group. There were (41) female students in the first experimental group who were taught 3-dimensions unit of eighth grade mathematical curriculum by heard multimedia strategy, The second experimental group consisted of (44) female students who were taught the same unit by written multimedia strategy, and (36) female students in the control group studied by the traditional strategy without computer. A mathematical problem solving test was developed. Torrance figural creative thinking test was chosen. The Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was applied to answer the questions, with the use of means and standard deviations for the students' scores of mathematical problem solving and creative thinking abilities tests. The results of the study showed that there were significant differences (α = 0.05) in the ability of the students to solve mathematical problems and to think creatively due to teaching strategy in behalf of the multimedia groups.

Keywords


Computerized Multimedia, Mathematical Problem Solving, Creative Thinking, Mathematics.

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