Geometry, a branch of Mathematics develops the reasoning and logical thinking power of the child. Nearly every curriculum advisory body gives strong support to the inclusion of informal Geometry in early instruction. But the picture of Geometry is imprecise in relation to learning. In order to fulfil the objectives of Teaching of Geometry, it must be given utmost importance and this can be achieved by developing the Skill of using Geometrical Instruments in an appropriate manner in the learners. The present study titled ‘Use of Worksheets on developing the Skill of Using Geometrical Instruments’ is an experimental study. The population of the study constituted all the students of the Standard Eight of Mangaluru Taluk. Randomly selected sixty students were the sample of the study. An Instructional material consisting of worksheets and lesson plans on the use of commonly used Geometrical Instruments by the students of Standard Eight was prepared by the investigator and was validated. An Achievement test and an Observation Schedule was constructed and validated to measure the Skill of using Geometrical Instruments. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics namely, mean, median and Standard Deviation. Inferential statistics ‘t’ test was used to test the significance of the difference between the means of scores. Hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that there is a significant effect of Use of Worksheets on developing the Skill of Using Geometrical Instruments.

Most of the time, we measure the learning outcomes only by looking at the end product in an exam, but the process is also as important as the end product. So it is the duty of a Mathematics Teacher to teach Geometry to make sure that all students attain the Skills of using Geometrical Instruments and so the investigator attempted to find the effectiveness of the Use of Worksheets on developing the Skill of Using Geometrical Instruments.

The function of the workbook consisting of number of worksheets in Mathematics is more specialized. Workbooks are merely specialized and elaborated forms of a teaching device that has been in use as long as Mathematics has been taught from books namely, the suggestion of problem and activities through which it is expected that students will acquire the desirable skills, understanding abilities and appreciations.

The review of literature has given an insight to the researcher to study to conduct research in the area of Use of worksheets to develop the skill of using Geometrical instruments.

Effect of the Use of Worksheets to develop the Skill of Using Geometrical Instruments among the Students of Standard Eight of Mangalore Taluk.

To find the effect of the Use of Worksheets and non use of Worksheets on the Skill of using Geometrical Instruments among the students of Standard Eight of Mangaluru Taluk.

To find the effect of the Use of Worksheets and non use of Worksheets on the Skill of using Geometrical Instruments among the Average Achievers of Standard Eight of Mangaluru Taluk.

To find the effect of the Use of Worksheets and non use of Worksheets on the Skill of using Geometrical Instruments among the Low Achievers of Standard Eight of Mangaluru Taluk.

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The present study was experimental in nature with post test two group design. The population of the study constituted all the students of the Standard Eight of Mangaluru Taluk. Randomly selected sixty students were the sample of the study. An Instructional material consisting of worksheets and lesson plans on the use of commonly used Geometrical Instruments by the students of Standard Eight was prepared by the investigator and was validated. An Achievement test and an Observation Schedule was constructed and validated to measure the Skill of using Geometrical Instruments. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics namely, mean, median and Standard Deviation. Inferential statistics ‘t’ test was used to test the significance of the difference between the means of scores. Hypotheses’ were tested at 0.05 level of significance.

Details of the Scores on Use of Worksheets and non use of Worksheets on the Skill of using Geometrical Instruments among the students of Standard Eight of Mangaluru Taluk

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Details of the Scores on Use of Worksheets and non use of Worksheets on the Skill of using Geometrical Instruments among the Low Achievers of Standard Eight of Mangaluru Taluk

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Use of Worksheets is significantly more effective in developing the Skill of Using Geometrical Instruments among the students of Standard Eight of Mangaluru Taluk.

Use of Worksheet is significantly more effective in developing the Skill of Using Geometrical Instruments in case of Average Achievers among the students of Standard Eight of Mangaluru Taluk.

Use of Worksheets are significantly more effective in developing the Skill of Using Geometrical Instruments in case of Low Achievers among the students of Standard Eight of Mangaluru Taluk.

Innovative worksheets for learners to teach Mathematics in general and Geometry in particular make the foundational concepts simple and interesting.

Teachers can make use of worksheets to assist the average and the low achievers in the classroom, so that comprehension and retention is better.

Use of Geometrical instruments through guided instruction can facilitate the learners make the right and appropriate use of, thus make learning of Geometry interesting.

Less motivated students could be helped to learned better through the use of worksheets and hence positively influence their achievement in Mathematics.

Learners could be skilled in the accurate use of Geometrical instruments to prevent errors in Geometry.