Psychology behind Employing the Kolb Model in Teaching Mathematics and Its Effect on Achievement among Second Grade Students
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The research was conducted in Iraq and aimed to identify the effect of teaching mathematics in the Kolb model in the achievement of students of the second grade average , the research sample reached 40 students of the second grade average divided equally into two groups randomly selected to represent group (A) The experimental group who studied in the Kolb model and group (B) who studied its students in the normal way, and an achievement test was prepared in mathematics consisting of 20 items of the multiple choice type and its apparent validity and content were verified, as well as the calculation of reliability in the way of Koder Richardson 20, amounting to 0.79 .Using the T-test of two independent samples, the research hypothesis was tested and the results showed the superiority of the experimental group students over the students of the control group in the achievement of mathematics, which indicates the effectiveness of teaching mathematics according to the Kolb model. In light of this result, a set of recommendations were made, including : The teachers of mathematics should pay attention to diversity in the provision of scientific material through the stages of the Kolb model, which begins with the sensory excitement of the student through which their auditory and visual senses stimulate the subject of the lesson and move to stimulate observation and attention to realize the relationship between the elements of the mathematical situation before them and link them to the reality of the student and give him the opportunity to apply and exchange views with his fellow students by forming groups to practice educational activities that motivate them and help them to understand, absorb and experiment. To complement this research, the researchers submitted proposals for future research, including a study of the effect of the Kolb model for teaching mathematics in acquiring concepts and developing mathematical cohesion in middle second graders.