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Metacognitive skills of Malaysian students in non-routine mathematical problem solving

Abdullah, A. H. and Rahman, S. N. S. A. and Hamzah, M. H. (2017) Metacognitive skills of Malaysian students in non-routine mathematical problem solving. Bolema - Mathematics Education Bulletin, 31 (57). pp. 310-322. ISSN 0103-636X

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Abstract

Metacognitive skills play an important role in solving mathematical problems. However, there is a lack of empirical studies on the role of metacognitive skills in solving mathematical problems, particularly non-routine ones. Therefore, this study was undertaken to identify students' metacognitive skills and the impact of such skills on non-routine mathematical problem solving. By using a quantitative method, a total of 304 students in Johor Bahru district were involved in the study. A Self-Monitoring Questionnaire (SMQ) and a mathematical test were used in data collection. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics such as frequency, percentage, mean, the Mann-Whitney U test, and the Kruskal-Wallis H test. Results showed that the level of the students' performance in solving non-routine mathematical problems was very low. There was also a significant difference in the metacognitive skills among students with different performance levels in solving non-routine mathematical problems, and we concluded that these metacognitive skills should be emphasised in this process.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mathematical problem solving, Metacognitive skills, Non-routine problems
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions:Education
ID Code:75452
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:22 Mar 2018 19:11
Last Modified:22 Mar 2018 19:11

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