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Investigating number sense among students

Mohamed, Mohini and J., Johnny (2010) Investigating number sense among students. In: International Conference On Mathematics Education Research 2010 - ICMER 2010, 13-14 December, 2010, Hotel Mahkota, Malacca, Malaysia.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.044

Abstract

Numbersense can be described as good intuition about numbers and their relationships. Individuals with good numbersense tend to exhibit the following characteristics when performing mental computations; sense-making approach, planning and control, flexibility and appropriateness sense of reasonableness. This is a very important skill to be mastered by every individual to enable them to handle numerical problems in their daily life. Students rarely face problems with algorithms. Unfortunately, many studies have showed that students have poor understanding in making sense on numbers when tested on their competency in numbersense component. This study aims to investigate if there is a relationship between student performance in numbersense and mathematics achievement and to explore the components of numbersense that students are weak in.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:numbersense, mental computation, numbersense test, numbersense framework
Subjects:L Education
Divisions:Education
ID Code:27973
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:29 Aug 2012 09:43
Last Modified:29 Aug 2012 09:44

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