# Effectiveness of the Use of Concept Attainment Model on Senior Secondary One Students’ Achievement in Mathematics in Lokoja Metropolis, Kogi State, Nigeria

### Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find out the effectiveness of Concept Attainment Model

on students’ achievement in algebra at senior secondary school one. The research was carried out

in Lokoja Metropolis of Kogi State with a population of 1210 senior secondary one students. 356 SS1

students were sampled out of 1210 students. Quasi-experimental design of nonrandomized pre-test

post-test control group design was adopted. The Instrument of the study was Algebraic

Achievement Test (AAT) which was used for collection of data. The AAT was validated by experts

and this gave a reliability index of 0.82. Two research questions were asked and answered using

means and standard deviations. The two hypotheses formulated were tested at 0.05 level of

significance using Analysis of Covariance. The study found among others that the students taught

using Concept Attainment Model (CAM) improved in their achievement than those taught without

CAM. It was therefore, recommended that Curriculum planners and mathematics textbook writers

should be encouraged to include CAM in their books as complementary to other teaching methods.

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