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ERIC Number: EJ1101864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Association between Brain Hemisphericity, Learning Styles and Confidence in Using Graphics Calculator for Mathematics
Ali, Rosihan M.; Kor, Liew Kee
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v3 n2 p127-131 May 2007
This paper presents the preliminary results of a study conducted to investigate the differences in brain hemisphericity and learning styles on students' confidence in using the graphics calculator (GC) to learn mathematics. Data were collected from a sample of 44 undergraduate mathematics students in Malaysia using Brain-Dominance Questionnaire, Index of Learning Style Inventory, and Confidence in Using GC to Learn Mathematics Questionnaire. Statistical analyses revealed that the sample differ significantly in their hemispheric preference and learning styles. In addition, sequential-global and sensing-intuitive learning styles were found to associate significantly with brain hemisphericity. However, there was no significant association between brain hemisphericity with gender, race, and program of study. Finally, the study also revealed that GC confidence ratings are not significantly different across brain hemisphericity as well as learning styles.
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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: Malaysia
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