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Social perceptions of mathematics among jordanian higher education students

Al Ali, R. M. A. and Ghafar, M. N. A. and Mofreh, S. A. M. (2016) Social perceptions of mathematics among jordanian higher education students. Journal of Institutional Research South East Asia, 14 (1). pp. 112-126. ISSN 1675-6061

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Abstract

This study aims to identify the students' perceptions of mathematics and to find out the existence of differences in the students' perceptions of mathematics by gender, residence and their interactions. The study sample consisted of 150 male and female first year students at Jordan universities. Social perceptions of mathematics questionnaire consisting of 36 items was developed. The results showed that the students' perceptions of mathematics on the questionnaire was positive and high, and there were no statistically significant differences in students' social perceptions toward mathematics by gender, residence and their interaction. Finally, the researcher recommended that teachers must give more importance to the emotional side of mathematics, creating remedial programs for students who have negative or low perceptions of mathematics.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gender, Higher education, Social perception
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions:Education
ID Code:72556
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:28 Nov 2017 12:36
Last Modified:28 Nov 2017 12:36

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