Helping Students to get better Grades in Mathematics at the Elementary Level

Naheed Khurshid, Hafiz Muhammad Ather Khan, Hafiz Shehzad Ali


The current study is conducted to explore the learning potential of students at the elementary level by using the scaffolding technique. The study aimed to measure the efficiency of the scaffolding teaching method provided to the students at the elementary level. The sample was selected from Gov. Girls Higher Secondary School Model Town A, Bahawalpur, Punjab, Pakistan. All 6th classes of this school were included in the sample. Retention of learning after 3 months, the provision of scaffolding in comparison to the traditional method was assessed. Solomon’s four-group design was used for this experiment in which there were 40 students in each group and 160 in total. One-sample t-test was used to analyze the data using SPSS version 20.0. The Data revealed that scaffolding was proved to be a better strategy as traditional teaching methods as compared to the control group. Study recommended that scaffolding teaching needs a highly structured supervised environment and may be conducted in controlled conditions. Furthermore, the prospective teachers may be prepared in the principles, procedures, and rules of scaffolding.

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