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ERIC Number: EJ1078509
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2087-8885
Mathematical Understanding and Proving Abilities: Experiment with Undergraduate Student by Using Modified Moore Learning Approach
Maya, Rippi; Sumarmo, Utari
Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, v2 n2 p231-250 Jul 2011
This paper reports findings of a post test experimental control group design conducted to investigate the role of modified Moore learning approach on improving students' mathematical understanding and proving abilities. Subjects of study were 56 undergraduate students of one state university in Bandung, who took advanced abstract algebra course. Instrument of study were a set test of mathematical understanding ability, a set test of mathematical proving ability, and a set of students' opinion scale on modified Moore learning approach. Data were analyzed by using two path ANOVA. The study found that proof construction process was more difficult than mathematical understanding task for all students, and students still posed some difficulties on constructing mathematical proof task. The study also found there were not differences between students' abilities on mathematical understanding and on proving abilities of both classes, and both abilities were classified as mediocre. However, in modified Moore learning approach class there were more students who got above average grades on mathematical understanding than those of conventional class. Moreover, students performed positive opinion toward modified Moore learning approach. They were active in questioning and solving problems, and in explaining their works in front of class as well, while students of conventional teaching preferred to listen to lecturer's explanation. The study also found that there was no interaction between learning approach and students' prior mathematics ability on mathematical understanding and proving abilities, but there were quite strong association between students' mathematical understanding and proving abilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia