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Teaching strategies for mathematical problem-solving through the lens of secondary school teachers

Noor Ishak, A. H. and Osman, S. and Wei, C. K. and Kurniati, D. and Ismail, N. and Nanna, A. W. I. (2021) Teaching strategies for mathematical problem-solving through the lens of secondary school teachers. TEM Journal, 10 (2). ISSN 2217-8309


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.18421/TEM102-31


Many studies have been conducted on problem-solving but only a small number of studies emphasized the strategies of teaching problem-solving. This paper explores the teaching strategies for mathematical problem-solving in a secondary school in Johor, Malaysia. It involves a qualitative study in which a semi-structured interview was conducted with mathematics teachers. Data were analyzed using a sixstep thematic analysis. The results can be viewed from three contexts of findings, namely the teaching strategies, the problems faced by teachers, and the solutions to overcome the problems. The findings revealed that there are teachers who have implemented personal teaching strategies, namely the Easy-Maths Model and the Cut-Stop-Solve Model to effectively teach mathematical problem-solving. The findings also explained some problems in teaching mathematical problem-solving, whereby students’ weaknesses in basic mathematics emerged as the main drawback. This study provides useful information to teachers on the different strategies for teaching mathematical problem-solving.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:mathematical problem-solving, qualitative study, secondary school
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
ID Code:95492
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:31 May 2022 20:45
Last Modified:31 May 2022 20:45

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