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Difficulties in solving non-routine problems in mathematics learning

Shawan, Muslimah and Abu, Mohd. Salleh and Osman, Sharifah (2020) Difficulties in solving non-routine problems in mathematics learning. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24 (6). pp. 3358-3372. ISSN 1475-7192

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Problem-solving requires students to apply and incorporate many mathematical concepts and skills. However, students were found to be having difficulty solving mathematics problems, especially non-routine problems. The present study will search the student’s error in mathematics skills and cognitive abilities that caused the difficulties in non-routine problems-solving among high-achieving students. A problem-solving test (PST) that comprises six non-routine problems distributed to the 83 high-achieving students. Then, eight students with most errors in the PST were interviewed to gain a clearer understanding of how that errors influence difficulties in nonroutine problem-solving. Descriptive analyses of students’ scripts on PST and students interview revealed that visual-spatial skills and information management skills were the most critical factors that caused students failed to understand and solve the problems.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:problem-solving, non-routine problems, mathematics, difficulties
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Q Science > QA Mathematics
ID Code:29831
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:01 Apr 2013 04:56
Last Modified:31 Jan 2022 08:41

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