Development and Usability of V-Math as a Teaching Aid for the Topic of Three-Dimensional Geometrical Shapes
Keywords:mathematics, Three-Dimensional Geometrical Shapes, teaching aid, usability
AbstractUnderperformance in the subject of Mathematics as well as pupils’ low performance in the area of geometry are common in previous findings in the education area. These problems occur because pupils have difficulty in understanding the concepts learned because of the teaching strategies used are not suitable for the lesson conducted. Hence, this study is conducted to develop a teaching aid (V-Math) and to determine its usability in learning Three-Dimensional Geometrical Shapes in mathematics subject in Form Two in the aspects of achievement of learning objectives, comprehension, user-friendly and interest. This study is a quantitative study that adapts developmental research design (DRD) as the research design. As many as 100 mathematics trainee teachers are taken into consideration as the population of this study and 80 of them become the sample of this study chosen by random sampling technique. The questionnaires are administered as the instruments that being used to collect data of this study. The data are analysed descriptively by percentage, mean score and standard deviation. The findings of the study showed that the respondents' evaluation on the usability of V-Math as the teaching aid in learning Three-Dimensional Geometrical Shapes is high with an average mean for mastery of learning is 3.73, comprehension is 3.70, user -friendly is 3.61 and interest is 3.69. As the findings of this study portray a high level of the usability of V-Math as a teaching aid in learning Three-Dimensional Geometrical Shapes, this suggested that teaching aid can be an alternative for teachers to deliver knowledge and concepts of geometrical shapes and hence may diversify techniques and approaches in teaching mathematics.
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