Action Research Proposal/Project For B.Ed. [Complete]

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Action Research Proposal/Project For B.Ed. [Complete] in Mathematics

Action Research Project/Report/Proposal in Mathematics For B.Ed. Trainee

In simple words, Action research is a type of investigation or small research which is done among the students of a particular class to solve the problem faced by students during their learning. Action Research helps in building new strategies for teaching and hence improves the efficiency of the teaching-learning process.

As I have already mentioned above that, I will be sharing a complete Action research Proposal/Project/Report in this post with you. This will be very helpful for you if you are a B.Ed. trainee or any teacher to conduct and submit an action research report in your B.Ed. institution.

I have taken the topic of this action research project on ‘Attention problem in learning general mathematics among the class VII students”. Since this is just a sample action research proposal, you can pick any other topic that you want to research or investigate. Otherwise, you can just copy-paste this action research project for submitting in your B.Ed. institutions.

Attention Problem in Learning General Mathematics Among the Class 7 Students [Action Research]

While making this action research project we will follow the following steps. This action research report has been made by following the proper steps for making an action research project. You can just follow the below-mentioned steps while making your own action research proposal.

PREFACE

The action research entitled “ATTENTION PROBLEM IN LEARNING GENERAL  MATHEMATICS AMONG  THE  CLASS VII  STUDENTS”

This report is presented in four chapters, each dealing with certain topics—-

  • Chapter 1-  INTRODUCTION
  • Chapter 2-  METHODOLOGY
  • Chapter 3-  ANALYSIS  AND  INTERPRETATION  OF  DATA
  • Chapter 4-  FINDING AND CONCLUSION
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY and  APPENDICES are presented in a systematic order at the end.

CONTENTS

  • Chapter 1- INTRODUCTION
    • Introduction
    • Title of the study
    • Significance of the study
    • Objectives of the study
    • Statement of the problem
    • Probable cause of the problem
    • The hypothesis of the study
  • Chapter 2- METHODOLOGY
    • Methodology
    • Population
    • Sample
    • Tools
    • Techniques
    • The procedure of collection of data
    • Time period
    • Action Research Design
    • Action Program
  • Chapter 3- ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA
    • The procedure of analysis of data
    • Analysis and interpretation of data
  • Chapter 4- FINDING AND CONCLUSION
  • Findings of the study
  • The action was taken on the finding of the study
    • Suggestion
    • Conclusion
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • APPENDICES

CHAPTER 1- INTRODUCTION (Action Research Proposal)

1.1. INTRODUCTION

Attention is focused concentration it is a concept studied in cognitive psychology that refers to how we actively process specific information in our environment. But it is not just about centering your focus on particular things, it also involves ignoring a great idol of competing for information and stimuli. Attention allows you to ‘tune out’ information, sensations, and perceptions that are not relevant at the moment and instead focus your energy on the information that’s important.

Attention is the first step in the learning process. We can’t understand, learn or remember that which we don’t first attend to

According to eminent psychologist and philosopher William James—

 “Attention is the taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what may seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thought….. It implies withdrawal from some things in order to deal effectively with others.”_ “The Principles of psychology,”1890.

According to John Ratey (2001), attention is more than just noticing incoming stimuli. It involves a number of processes including filtering out perceptions, balancing multiple perceptions, and attaching emotional significance to these perceptions.

1.2. TITLE OF THE STUDY

 A STUDY ON “ATTENTION PROBLEM IN LEARNING GENERAL MATHEMATICS AMONG THE STUDENTS OF CLASS VII,” NORTH LAKHIMPUR TOWN HIGH SCHOOL, LAKHIMPUR.

1.3. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

The investigator did this research mainly to evacuate the attention problem in learning General Mathematics among the students of class VII. They must be energized and commended in General Mathematics class to learn General mathematics for their best success. The investigator needed the dimension of support of understudy in the class to ascend from once in a while decent to consistently incredible on the grounds that to get accomplishment in any area each understudy must be increasingly genuine mindful normal and cognizant about his study. Students who get their work done routinely and focus in the study hall show better execution in their outcomes.

The essential objective of the investigator or researcher in this present study is to advance consideration in the study of the General Mathematics and motivate students to learn General Mathematics and furthermore to mindful of the significance of General Mathematics for improving the maximum capacity of each individual, groups, and network in the society.

1.4. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

The study will focus on the following objectives—

  • To discover the causes behind the consideration issue in Mathematics among the class VII students.
  • To assess the attention in regard to their reactions to their provided questions.
  • To build up the system for expanding the consideration dimension of the understudies.
  • To empower the students to make models, graphs, and ventures identified with mathematics.
  • To make the students interested by the consideration dimension of the understudies.
  • To develop a curiosity to ask questions during the teaching-learning process.
  • To make them understand the significance of the subject General Mathematics.

1.5. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM:

 When I went to teach the General Mathematics subjects in VII of North Lakhimpur Town High School, Lakhimpur, 5 students out of 65 students were not attentive in the classroom. I saw that other students were getting disturbance by that student. So, I decided to prepare an Action Research Work on this topic.

“ATTENTION PROBLEM IN LEARNING GENERAL MATHEMATICS AMONG THE CLASS VII STUDENTS”.

1.6. PROBABLE CAUSES OF THE PROBLEM:

The investigator had listed the following PROBABLE cause of the attention problem of the students while teaching General Mathematics—

  • The attitude of the students towards the mathematics subject isn’t effective.
  • Improper method of teaching.
  • The students have issues with memory expertise and focus.
  • Due to lake of lively environment.
  • Lack of cooperation among students. 
  • Lack of freedom doing activities.
  • Because of the theoretical nature of mathematics students appear to be absent-minded.
  • Lack of appreciated teaching aids.
  • By using a faulty method of teaching.
  • Cannot be co­-relate numerical points with life.
  • Cannot take an interest in any mathematical activity.

1.7. HYPOTHESIS OF THE STUDY:

If the problem area due to “attitude” of the students towards the mathematics subject is not effective”,  “cannot be co-relate mathematics topic with life”,  ‘’cannot participate any mathematical activity”, it can be minimized and ultimately they will be able to pay attention in the mathematics subject.

CHAPTER 2- METHODOLOGY

2.1. METHODOLOGY:

As far as the present study is concerned it is a descriptive type of study. So as to direct this study descriptive survey method was chosen as the proper one for this reason. Elucidating exploration studies have been intended to get relevant and exact data concerning the present status of wonder and at whatever point conceivable to reach legitimate general determinations from the reality found.  Distinct research isn’t just limited to actuality findings yet may frequently result in the detailing of significant standards and arrangement of the noteworthy issues. Accordingly, an unmistakable technique was observed to be reasonable for the present study conducted.

2.2 POPULATION

All the students of class VII were the population of study i.e.  65

2.3 SAMPLE

Of the 65 students of class VII,   5 students were selected for the study list of students for sample collection:

2.4 TOOLS

  • 1. Observation
  • 2. Pre-test and post-test
  • 3. Interview

2.5 TECHNIQUES

 We use quantitative techniques are- Percentage and Average

2.6. PROCEDURE OF DATA COLLECTION

The collection of data is the major activity of the research work. In this case the Headmistress of N.L. Town High School left us free to collect the data from the students. The present study was limited to the students of class VII of the school. In this study, a systematic procedure was followed in the collection of data.

At the very beginning of the practice, many problems are found in the classroom but a major problem among the students of class VII was students’ attention problem in learning mathematics. In order to deal with that issue, an attempt was taken.

In the first phase of the collection of data pre achievement test has been conducted which was taken by the oral process by questioning on the basis of the class topic. Out of 65 students, 5 students did not answer the questions. After collecting the sample an interview had been conducted among the 5 students. A question paper was set in order to look into the Attention Problem.

After one month, to collect improvement data again a post-test was taken by questioning which was conducted by oral process among the 5 students on the basis of another class topic.

2.7 TIME PERIOD

The time period of the study was from 11th March to 15th May 2021.

2.8.ACTION RESEARCH DESIGN:

The design of the present study is—–

Observation——-Pre-test——-Interview——Invention——Post-test

An observation procedure was used. Then a pre-test was conducted on the population using the oral questions on the basis of the class topics. Then an interview was conducted on the problem faced by students. After that interventions were implemented on the sample to eliminate the most probable causes for one month. After one month, a pre-test was conducted on the sample using the oral question on the basis of another class topic.

2.9. ACTION PROGRAMME:

During my internship teaching the General Mathematics subject at North Lakhimpur Town High School in class VII, it was found that some students were inattentive in the classroom. So, I decided to take action to overcome the problem.

At first, I observed the students who faced attention problems. Then to collect the data, a pre-test was taken by questioning which was conducted by oral process on the basis of the class topic among all students. After collecting the sample, an interview was taken in order to detect the causes of the Attention problem. Then I took some measures to overcome that. For the e.g.-improving the attitude of that students towards Mathematics subject involved them various mathematical experiments etc.

For this action taken, improvement came to the student’s attention. It was detected from the posttest taken by questioning which was conducted by oral process on the basis of another class topic among the sample.

CHAPTER 3-ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION

3.1. PROCEDURE OF ANALYSIS OF DATA:

An interview was conducted among the 5 students which are inattentive in the class. The question paper of the interview is shown on the last page.

The quantitative method is used to analyze the data. Appropriate statistical tools and tables were used to present the data in an organized way.

  1. Tabulation of the response to the interview.
  2. Presentation of the data with the help of a bar diagram showing their response in the interview.

In the section on Analysis and Interpretation of Data, data were systematically presented to reflect the response of the students in the interview.

3.2. ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA:

Table:- Number of respondents who answered ‘Yes/No’ in the interview—–

Graphical Representation of the above Data:

Bar diagram of student’s response—BAR DIAGRAM:

Figure 1 –   BAR DIAGRAM OF STUDENT’s RESPONSE

From the Table and Bar Diagram, we found that—–

  1. From the 1stresponse, among the 5 students, 80% go to school regularly, while 20% do not go to school regularly.
  2. From the 2nd response, 100% like the school environment, and nobody dislikes the school environment.
  3. From the 3rd response, 40% of them like the subject General Mathematics, but 60% dislike it.
  4. From the 4th response, 40% of students have fear of Mathematics, while 60% have not.
  5. From the 5th response, 80% of students understand whenever their Maths teacher teaches, and the other 20% don’t understand.
  6. From the 6th response, 100% of students responded ‘Yes’ to their Mathematics teacher doing an activity.
  7. From the 7th response, 60% of the students understand the activity shown by the Mathematic teacher and 40% are not.
  8. From the 8th response, 60% of students responded ‘Yes’ that their Mathematics textbook is attractive and 40% responded ‘No’.
  9. From the 9th response, 80% of the students know that the Mathematics subject is useful in day-to-day life and the other 20% don’t know.
  10. From the 10th response, 20% of the students have not taken participation in Mathematics activities like fairs, seminar and the else 80% of the students have not participated in any Science activities.

CHAPTER 4- FINDING AND CONCLUSION

4.1. FINDINGS OF THE STUDY

  • From the above bar diagram, it is found that out of five students 3 students don’t like the Mathematic subject, they have fear of Mathematics because their attitude towards the Mathematic subject is not effective.
  • It is also found that out of 5 students only 1 student has participated in Mathematical activities like seminars and the else, the rest 4 are not because they cannot cc-relate mathematic topic with life.
  • In this action research proposal/project/report, it was found that taking remedial measures with well-equipped TLMs, audio-visual aids, and drill and classroom activities has shown a good achievement level of student performance.
  • From the study, when I compared the average percentage of pre and post-achievement tests of the samples taken, it was found that this percentage has shown massive improvement.
  • From the above result, it was proved that the action hypothesis is true and valid.

4.2. ACTION TAKEN ON THE FINDINGS OF THE STUDY:

To minimize these problems I have taken some measures—–

  1. We have used proper teaching aids to motivate the students toward Mathematics.
  2. Quick corrections while they mistakes should practically be done.
  3. We gave significance to individual differences and tried to satisfy the requirements of the understudies however much as could be expected.
  4. The researcher always helped the students personally to solve their problem in Mathematical problems.
  5. The researcher always ensured the classroom atmosphere is conducive to learning.

4.3. SUGGESTION:

Attention problem in a classroom is an important problems. In the Mathematics class, to overcome this problem I suggest that teacher should motivate the students toward Mathematical topics with various life-related questions. This step helps students to know that Mathematics is related to our day-to-day life. The teacher should use various teaching aids like Mathematical models, charts, etc to attract the students and activities also do in the class. I suggest the students take participation in Mathematical activities like fairs, seminars, etc.

4.4 CONCLUSION OF THE ACTION RESEARCH PROPOSAL/PROJECT:

There is clear evidence to suggest that action research is a valuable exercise for teachers to understand students’ problems. It offers teachers a systematic collaborative process of inquiry that actively seeks to address the issue.

The study attempt had analyzed the specific and immediate problem faced by pupils of VII and the factors responsible for the particular problem. The study had been undertaken to understand whether the teaching strategies have been specifically designed or if any social, environmental, and economic factors are responsible for the cause of the specific problem.

Thus, the study aimed to actively participate in the underlying situation and resolve immediate action to minimize the difficulties while simultaneously conducting the research.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

  1. Hopkins David, 2002(3rd  Edition), A Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Research, Open University Press.
  2. Sagor Richard, 2000, Guiding School Improvement With Action Research, Association For Supervision and Curriculum Development.
  3. Strong James H., Tucker Pamela D., Hinduman Jennifer L., Handbook for Qualities of Effective Teachers.
  4. https://www.verywellmind.com/what is attention
Pre-Test for the Action Research Project in Mathematics
Appendix -1 (Pre-test Paper)
Interview for Action research
Appendix – 2 (Interview for the Action research)
Post-Test paper for the Action research project in Mathematics among class 7 students
Appendix- 3 (Post-Test Paper)

PDF of Action Research Proposal/Project/Report on Attention Problem in Learning Mathematics

The above Action research project may be difficult to read by you. so, I have given the PDF version of this Action research project in mathematics for your convenience. This PDF of the action research report has 27 pages in it.

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Above I have given the complete Action Research Proposal/Project/Report in mathematics. The topic of this Action research project which is done for the mathematics subject is on the topic “Attention Problem in Learning Mathematics Among The Class VII students”. I have given the investigated data of five students of class 7.

If you wish to investigate with more students to complete your Action research report or proposal or project, then you are free to do it. I have only given a sample Action research project in mathematics for B.Ed. practicum course. The PDF version of the above Action Research Project is given below.

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