International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science ( IJITCS )
The purpose of this study is to investigate if information and communications technology (ICT) helps improve first grade of primary school students’ basic mathematical achievement regarding addition. A growing body of literature provides increasing evidence of the effectiveness of using computer technologies across a variety of school subjects. The designed software consisted of a story and several activities with and without the use of computers for addition. It was designed following the background of ‘Realistic Mathematics Education’ (RME) theory for mathematical concepts. The present study was a pilot research of quasi-experimental design with one experimental and one control groups. We found that the students who were taught with educational intervention based on computers and RME had a significant improvement on their general mathematical achievement in comparison to those taught using the traditional teaching method. Mathematics for first grade of primary school students has emerged as a serious area of study and academic research.
: ICT; Realistic Mathematics Education; addition; first grade
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