Contributed Paper C301
Using Activity-Based Cooperative Learning Materials to Develop High School Students’ Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills in Statistics and Probability
AuthorsJudella Langcauon (University of San Carlos, Philippines)
Enriqueta Reston (University of San Carlos, Philippines)
PresenterJudella Langcauon (Philippines)
This study used quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design to investigate the use of activity-based cooperative learning materials in developing students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills as twin goals in K to 12 Mathematics curriculum in the Philippines. Critical thinking assessment involved five items on reasoning with data using Measures of Variability. Results showed significant posttest gains in the explanation/reasoning component and in the overall critical thinking scores (p 0.001). Students’ problem solving performance in Probability of Events was assessed using Adamovic and Hedden’s Level of Problem Solving Skills Guide where shifts in problem solving levels were evident after the intervention. The results indicated that engaging high school students in activity-based cooperative learning materials in Statistics and Probability may develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills.