Effectiveness of employing 5E Instructional Model in the Teaching of Mathematics for Seventh Grade Students

  • Dr.Anna Neena George


The objective of the current study is to explore the effectiveness of employing 5E instructional model in
the teaching of Mathematics for Seventh Grade students at a school. In order to accomplish this
objective, the researcher followed semi-experimental method while teaching. Hence, the researcher
divided the class into two different groups on a random basis. One group consisted of 30 students and
identified as the Experimental group. Similarly, the other group comprised of 30 students and was
identified as the Control group. It was decided by the researcher to conduct a pre-test and a post-test
so as to identify the difference in between the experimental and the control groups. The researcher
adopted the constructivist approach to teach the experimental group using the 5E instructional model.
After the experiment, significant differences between the experiment and the control groups were
recorded by means of T-test. It was observed that both the groups scored equal marks in the pre-test
before the experiment, but the test scores of the experimental group was higher than the control group,
after the experiment was done. Hence, it can be concluded that the difference in the test scores of the
experimental group, after adopting the 5E instructional model had a positive impact in teaching. And
that the students have really enjoyed this innovative practice of teaching in the classroom. Therefore,
this also clearly indicates that the retention of learning as far as the experimental group is concerned
is highly appreciable. The researcher has concluded the study with a few recommendations and