This study aimed to investigate problem-based learning’s effectiveness in improving mathematical thinking skills and problem-solving ability. The quasi-experimental method was used and applied to two groups: Experimental and controlled groups with a pre- and post-test. The sample of the study consisted of 50 students in two ninth-grade classes. On the one hand, the experimental class had 25 students who were taught using problem-based learning. On the other hand, the controlled class had 25 students who were taught traditionally. The study used the following tools: (1) Mathematical thinking test, (2) Problem-solving test. The study results showed that there were statistically significant differences between the means of the grades of the experimental and the controlled groups in the post-test in favor of the experimental group in the mathematical thinking test and problem-solving test. The researchers recommend and encourage training mathematics teachers and school mathematics supervisors to employ problem-based learning.
Migdadi, Mohanad Ahmad and Al-zou’bi, Ali Mohammad
"The Effectiveness of Problem-Based Learning in Improving Mathematical Thinking Skills, and Mathematical Problem Solving Ability,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 12
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol12/iss33/6