Exploring the Effectiveness of Project-Based Learning Approach on Junior Secondary School Students' Academic Achievement in Descriptive Geometry in Katsina, Nigeria

Hamza Abubakar, Ahmed Madugu, Muntari Idris


This study examined the effectiveness of the project-based learning strategy on the academic achievement of junior secondary school students on descriptive geometry in dutsin-ma, Katsina State, Nigeria.  The study utilized the pretest, posttest and post posttest quasi experimental design involving two groups tagged ‘experimental’ and ‘control’.  The population of the study consists of all the public senior secondary school two (JSS2) students of the eleven (11) secondary schools in Dutsin-Ma  Zonal Quality Assurance with a total population of 34312 students. The sample size was 120 students. The instrument for the collection of data was Descriptive geometry achievement test (DGAT). It was validated by experts in measurement and evaluation and mathematics education with a reliability index of 0.88. Inferential statistic ANCOVA was used to test the hypotheses formulated at 0.05 level of significance. The study found among other things that discovery method enhanced students’ achievement in the Descriptive geometry taught during the period of this study. Recommendations such as encouraging teachers to adopt this strategy in their mathematics classroom were made. Adequate conclusion was equally reached.


project-based learning; Descriptive geometry; Achievement; secondary students

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.52155/ijpsat.v22.2.2111


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