The Effectiveness of Applying Realistic Mathematics Education Approach in Teaching Statistics in Grade 7 to Students' Mathematical Skills
- Problem, Realistic mathematics education (RME), Statistics, Grade 7, Mathematical skills, Teaching process.
The research was carried out to verify the effectiveness of applying Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) on the development of skills required by students in statistical content in grade 7. For achieving research objectives, the pedagogical experiment was conducted in the form of intrinsic legalization for forty-eight 7th-grade students at Tang Phu Nhan B Junior School, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Accordingly, data on pre-test results, study sheets, post-test, and student learning performance were collected and analyzed qualitatively. The results were assessed based on the criteria corresponding to the required skills for the statistical content, including the criteria for data collection, classification, and representation according to the given criteria for the skill, data collection, and organization capabilities; simple problem formation and problem-solving criteria arise from the existing statistical figures and charts for data analysis and processing skills. The primary mathematical statistics method was used to evaluate the achievement level of students for each criterion. Thereby, the experimental results showed that applying the RME approach in teaching statistical content positively impacted the development of some skills that students needed to achieve. Also, a number of guidelines were provided to guide the enhancement of RME activities.