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Using maths model method in solving pre-algebraic problems among year five students

Men, O. L. and Ismail, Z. and Abidin, M. (2019) Using maths model method in solving pre-algebraic problems among year five students. In: Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018, 4-7 Dec 2018, Novotel Wollongong Northbeach Hotel Wollongong, Australia.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2018.8615364

Abstract

Teaching and learning problem solving involving pre-algebra in school has become very challenging because not all the students fully understand the concept and what information they learn to be used and to master the topic. Even for students who are proficient in arithmetic, the shift from arithmetic to algebra is difficult for many as it requires them to think in various distinct ways. The Maths Model Method has been recommended to support the learning of algebra as a visual approach to help students understand and formulate algebraic equations. The objectives of this study are to assess competency of pre-algebraic problem solving of year five students before and after learning Maths Model Method and to identify students' perception of using Maths Model Method. 46 students from a primary school were purposely selected to participate in the experimental study. The findings showed that year five students' competency in problem solving is at the low level before the treatment and has improved to moderate competency after the treatment. There is a significant difference on students' performance after the intervention. In conclusion, this study suggests that the Maths Model Method should be incorporated in teaching and learning problem solving in mathematics.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:problem solving, representation, visualization
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions:Management
ID Code:88581
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:15 Dec 2020 18:31
Last Modified:15 Dec 2020 18:31

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