The Effectiveness of Cooperative Learning (STAD Approach) on the Achievement in Mathematics at High School Level

  • K S Premila Associate Professor and Head, School of Education, Tamilnadu Open University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: STAD, anthropology, learning, small group learning, academic, psychology


The present study aims at finding out the effectiveness of cooperative learning (STAD StudentTeams-Achievement Divisions) approach) in learning the subject Mathematics at High School level.The purposive sampling technique was adopted for the study. The High school students of Govt.Higher Sec.School, at Chennai district formed the control and experimental groups. Each groupconsisted of 40 learners. The cooperative teams were formed based on the mid-term test scores. Theachievement test, constructed andvalidated by the investigator was used to collect data from thesubjects. The‘t’ test was used to analysis the data. The ‘t’ result showed that cooperative learning(STAD approach) is effective than the conventional method in learning mathematics. Thereis a widescope for the application of cooperative learning (STAD approach) among high school students inlearning Mathematics.

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