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Cooperative and Competitive Interaction Models in Mathematics Learning Outcomes in Juniour High Schools in Tamale Metropolis

Abstract

This study assessed whether a statistically significant difference exists between cooperative learning strategy and competitive strategy for preparing junior high school student for mathematical achievement.  The study used a quasi-experimental research design and both pre-test and post-test were used as data collection instrument. The results showed students who were taught by the cooperative learning strategy had a better understanding of the content as compared to the students who were taught by competitive learning strategy (lecture method). Therefore, the conclusion of this study is that the cooperative learning had a positive impact on students’ academic performances in Tamale metropolis.