MIAP Approach for 7th Grade Mathematics Instruction of the Demonstration School of Suansunandha Rajabhat University
This paper aims to use the MIAP approach to improve the expected learning outcome of the students. MIAP is a process that comprises of four steps including: (1) Motivation step is to stimulate interest before commencing the lesson information. (2) Information step is to provide the content to the students. (3) Application step is an attempt to assess the students whether their behavior has changed according to the intended purpose or not. (4) Progress step is the outcome that relate to the Application step. The 4th step is to assess the examination results and feedback to the students. If the objectives are not fulfilling, the instructor will know that the students are lacking in knowledge and improvement is needed. Thereafter, the MIAP will be reconsidered prior to re-implementing. In 2015 which is the first year of teaching, the traditional method was used by oral explanation and homework was assigned. One of the major problems may due to the English language which was used in this program. It obviously be seen that some students did not pay attention and have trouble in learning. Therefore, the MIAP approach was introduced to mathematics instruction in 7th grade of the Demonstration School of Suansunandha Rajabhat University since 2016 and 2017. The four steps were employed and the results showed that student achievement significantly increases 10% and 15%, more than 2015. It can be concluded that the better the lesson plan provided, the more the understanding of the students is obtained. Moreover, the expected learning outcome will be achieved, resulting in successful teaching and learning.
Keywords - MIAP approach, Motivation step, Traditional method, Demonstration School