International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2016)

Methods of groupıng ın a flıpped classroom model: Effects on students’ achıevement in differentıal calculus


Douglas A Salazar

This study aimed to raise the achievement level of students in Differential Calculus using Direct Instruction with Salazar’s Grouping Method in a flipped classroom and Small Group Method. The quasi-experimental method of research was used. The study also employed qualitative and quantitative analysis relative to data generated by the Achievement Test and Math journal with follow-up interview. Within the framework of the limitations of the study, both methods of grouping revealed a significant increase on the gain scores within each group but no significant difference was obtained between groups (control and experimental). However, a slight difference of mean gain scores in the Achievement Test was revealed in favor to the experimental group. Moreover, qualitative assessments showed that both grouping methods develops self-confidence, encourages effective communication and facilitates exchange of ideas towards a common goal. The students from both groups were in favor with the sequence of the presentation of the lesson, especially with the incentives given.
Pages : 44-50