The Effect of Multimedia Tool (Corel Draw) on the Academic Achievement and Retention of Contents in Mathematics of Sixth Grade in Tehran Region 3 in 2017-2018 Academic Year
This research aimed to investigate the effect of teaching with Corel Draw on the academic achievement and retention of contents in the male students of sixth grade in Tehran (Region 3). To carry out this quasi-experimental research, the multistage cluster method was used to select two classes, each holding 20 students (totally 40 male students). Accordingly, one class was considered as the control group (taught by traditional and conventional method) and another class as an experimental group (taught by Corel Draw). To accomplish the results of the research, the quasi-experimental method with the pretest-posttest design was used between two groups of control and experimental. The obtained data were analyzed with the independent-samples t-test and SPSS-18. The results of this study indicated that the academic achievement of students, taught by the multimedia method (Corel Draw), was more than those, taught by the conventional (traditional) method. Moreover, the academic achievements of students, taught by the multimedia method (Corel Draw) was more than those, taught by the conventional (traditional) method based on the learning problem-solving components, learning the concept of polygons, and learning the concept of fractions. Additionally, the results showed that the retention of math’s contents of students, taught by the multimedia method (Corel Draw), was better than those taught by the conventional (traditional) method.