Mathematics is considered as an important subject which is taught up
to the secondary level as a compulsory subject. Students’ achievements
are influenced by the attitude they have for Mathematics subject and the attitude towards
Mathematics is affected by teachers and the teaching methods adopted by the teachers.
The aim of the study was to find out the effectiveness of the inquiry-based method for
Mathematics instruction at the secondary level. The research sample was 30 students
studying at secondary level in district Attock. Pretest posttest control group design was
used for this research study. Experimental and control group were formed equally on the
basis of pretest achievements. Both groups were
taught for two weeks. The experimental group
was treated with an inquiry-based method using
the 5-E model while the control group was treated
by the traditional method. After treatment posttest
was held and results were compared. Results
revealed that the inquiry-based method was
better than the traditional method.
1-Khalid Mehmood Ph.D. Scholar,Department of Education, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan. 2-Qaisra Parveen Assistant Professor, Department of Education, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Arshad Dahar Assistant Professor, Department of Education, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan.
Effectiveness, Inquiry Based Method, Instruction, Traditional Method