Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 2(11), pp. 1661-1666  November 2011         
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Study of the effect of efficiency and teachers’ opinions about cooperative learning on perception of mathematical conceptions for blind students

Maryam Najafi*, Mohsen Rostamy-Malkhalifeh,  Poorya Pezeshki and Parvaneh Amiripour 

Department of Mathematics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. 

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Received 12 October, 2011; Accepted 18 October, 2011


The necessity of special education has been studied in regard to various views in present decade. Study of these views has led to implementation of modern method instruction in present research in mathematics class of blind students. The aim of this research is to study the effect of cooperative learning on perception of mathematical conceptions in elementary blind students and opinions of their teachers in Tehran. Research method is quasi-experimental. Cooperative learning method is performed on 40 blind students in third grade through cluster sampling.  Twenty (20) opinions of teachers related to blind students were taken and it is shown that implementing cooperative learning is proper for elementary blind students in perception of mathematical conceptions field through math exam, questionnaire and statistical analysis; independent samples and one sample sign tests with meaningful level of 0.05. 


Keywords: Mathematics education, cooperative learning, mathematical conception, teachers, blind students.


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