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ERIC Number: EJ1032617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
VStops: A Thinking Strategy and Visual Representation Approach in Mathematical Word Problem Solving toward Enhancing STEM Literacy
Abdullah, Nasarudin; Halim, Lilia; Zakaria, Effandi
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v10 n3 p165-174 Jun 2014
This study aimed to determine the impact of strategic thinking and visual representation approaches (VStops) on the achievement, conceptual knowledge, metacognitive awareness, awareness of problem-solving strategies, and student attitudes toward mathematical word problem solving among primary school students. The experimental group (N = 96) received the VStops approach in teaching and learning of mathematical word problem solving, while the control group (N = 97) received the conventional approach. Five instruments were used to collect the data: the achievement test, conceptual knowledge test, metacognitive awareness questionnaire, problem-solving strategies awareness questionnaire, and attitudes toward mathematical word problem-solving questionnaire. Pre and posttest data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) followed by univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA). Overall, the study found that the VStops approach had a positive impact on achievement, conceptual knowledge, metacognitive awareness, awareness of problem-solving strategies, and student attitudes toward mathematical word problem solving.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia