Implementing Constructionist Learning in Basic Mathematics
This paper aims at obtaining first-hand results of the attempt to implement the constructionist learning in the Basic Mathematics. The learning are reflected with modified activities in each lesson, subsequently evaluated and the survey result obtained with regard to the constructionist theory. Sample size of 30 students enrolled in this class for the first intake of the year 2016 is being brought into this study. The information on students’ attitudes toward this newly implemented theory is an integral part of the program-wide research being conducted at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok. The subjects were selected by Simple Random Sampling. Research methodology consists of constructionist learning activities, mathematics tests to assess student learning outcomes (confidence level 0.819), and questionnaires on their attitude toward constructionist learning. The statistical analysis was accomplished by percentage, mean, standard deviation, and t-test for dependent samples. The results were as follows
• The constructionist learning activities had the efficiency of 63/67 which is more than the selected efficient standard criterion of 60/60.
• Student learning was determined to be significantly higher than 60 percent.
• The students’ attitude toward constructionist learning activities were on average at a moderate level of agreement.
Index Terms - Basic Mathematics, Constructionist, Group learning, Learning activities.