The Use of Snakes and Ladders Game to Improve Students’ Grammar at the Second Grade of Mts DDi Baru
The second graders of MTs DDI Baru face several issues in learning English. Those become obstacles for them to get good achievement in the subject. One of the most difficult issue for them is they could not even compose a simple sentence properly using basic tenses such as simple present and simple past tense. The researcher tried to use game-based learning, in this case, using Snakes and Ladders game to solve the problem. So that, this research aims to find out the significant effect of using of snakes and ladders game in improving students’ grammar ability. This research design applied research with one pre-test and one post-test design in the experimental and control class. From 5 classes, the researcher chose 2 classes as sample by using cluster random sampling. The data analysis result revealed that the post-test mean score (74.07) is greater than the pre-test mean score (37.24) in experimental class. The results of the t-test also confirm that the p-value is 0.001, or smaller than 0.05, whereas the t-value is 8.87 or greater than t-table 2.048. So, by considering the p and the t value, the reseacher withdraw conclusion that H₁ is accepted which states that the use of the Snakes and Ladders game can improve students’ grammar. However, another interesting finding reveals that there is also improvement of students’ scores in the control class but not as significant as in the experimental class. The mean score increased 15.86 points while in the experimental class it increased 36.83 points
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