Effect of Cognitive Learning Style on Mathematics Achievement
Keywords:Academic achievement; Mathematics achievement; Convergent learning style; Divergent learning style.
The present study was designed to explore the influence of cognitive learning styles on levels of mathematics achievement. The participants in this study were 176 secondary school students in Islamabad, Pakistan. The frequencies of the participants in the two learning style categories are the following: Convergent (n = 99) and Divergent (n = 76). The instruments used in the study were the Convergent and Divergent Test, the Annual Gazette 2010 of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Islamabad, and a Demographic form. The major finding of the study is that learning styles were highly associated with student mathematics achievement.