MULTIMEDIA LEARNING MATERIAL OF REAL–LIFE EXAMPLE FOR LEARNING ALGEBRAIC FRACTIONS

N.A. Mohamed Mokmin, M. Masood

Universiti Sains Malaysia (MALAYSIA)
The process of teaching and learning algebra can be challenging, especially for students that have low understanding of the concept of variables and numerical representation. Nevertheless, a combination of multimedia learning material and appropriate learning strategy can assist in the understanding of the algebra concept. The learning materials that have included real-life examples can help with understanding of the learning topic. Thus, this study has developed a multimedia learning material that used real-life examples to teach the concept of algebraic fraction. A control group and an experimental group with 20 students each were created to measure the effectiveness of the learning materials that has been developed. The learning gains of the students were obtained from the pretest and posttest results that have been given to them. The analysis of the results shows that there is a significant difference between the group that was presented with learning material that uses real life application and the group that was not using real-life examples.