The Effect of Stad Type Cooperative Learning Initiated by Story Questions toward the Ability to Complete Story Questions in Math of Class viii Students of Junior High School (SMPN 1 and MTSN) in Pangean District, Kuantan Singingi Regency

Zulkarnain Zulkarnain


Giving students story questions is one of the efforts to achieve the goal of learning in Mathematics which is formal and material. One of the key aims of teaching and learningMath in schools is to develop the students’ ability to complete story questions for they can improve students’ ability in solving problems. In fact, Math is one of the lessons that the students don’t like much which could affect their learning achievement and their ability in completing story questions. Therefore, research needed to be conducted to improve the student’s ability to complete story questions.This research aimed to find out (1) the effect of STAD type cooperative learning initiated using story questions in Math toward the students’ ability in completing the story questions of Class VIII students of Junior High School (SMPN and MTsN) in Pangean district Kuansing Regency in the academic year 2013/2014, (2) to compare the ability of SMPN and MTsN students in completing story questions in Math after being taught through the STAD type cooperative learning initiated by story questions. Quasi-experimental design was employed in this study using the One Group Pre-test-Post-test Design that is part of the Quasi-Experimental Design Without Control Group whereby 19 students of SMPN and 26 students of MTsN were taken as the sample of the study. This design is chosen because the researcher wants to observe the students’ capabilities in solving story questions before and after treatment. The data were collected by administering an achievement test. The findings of the study showed that there was an effect of applying the STAD type cooperative learning initiated by giving the students story questions toward the improvement of their ability in completing the story questions, that is, 44,74 % and 82,57 %. In addition, there was also a difference in the average score of the students’ achievement in Math of both schools where the average score of Class VIII students of MTsN was better than that of the average score of SMPN students.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s1p102

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