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Hossain, Md. Anowar; Tarmizi, Rohani Ahmad; Ayud, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2012
Collaborative and cooperative learning studies are well recognized in Malaysian mathematics education research. Cooperative learning is used to serve various ability students taking into consideration of their level of understanding, learning styles, sociological backgrounds that develop students' academic achievement and skills, and breeze the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods
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Zeynivandnezhad, Fereshteh; Bates, Rachel – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The importance of developing students' mathematical thinking is frequently highlighted in literature regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics. Despite this importance, most curricula and instructional activities for undergraduate mathematics fail to bring the learner beyond the mathematics. The purpose of this study was to enhance…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Equations (Mathematics), Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Yong, Su-Ting; Gates, Peter; Chan, Andy Tak-Yee – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2018
This article explores how motivation in computer games could be integrated into mathematics education. The scope of the study was confined to four motivation dimensions, namely challenge, control, complexity and collaboration. A phenomenology study was conducted with the purpose to obtain a common understanding of nine teachers and 11 students…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Mathematics Education, Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
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Singh, Parmjit; Hoon, Teoh Sian; Rasid, Nor Syazwani; Nasir, Nurul Akmal Md; Han, Cheong Tau; Rahman, Norziah Abdul – Asian Journal of University Education, 2016
Studies related to school mathematics have shown that students who scored well on standardized tests often are unable to successfully use memorized facts and formulae in real-life application outside the classroom. The outcome of TIMSS and PISA studies further emphasizes the importance of mathematics teaching and learning in the Malaysian…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts
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Thien, Lei Mee; Darmawan, I. Gusti Ngurah; Ong, Mei Yean – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2015
Background: The results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 showed that Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand underperformed and were positioned in the bottom third out of 65 participating countries for mathematics, science, and reading literacies. The wide gap between these three countries and the top performing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Hwa, Siew Pei – Educational Technology & Society, 2018
Technological applications, especially the use of multimedia courseware have become more common in today's education, stimulating innovative approaches in teaching and learning. With the growing interest of integrating information and communication technologies (ICTs) into learning and teaching, the use of multimedia technology and digital games…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Kurniati, Dian; Purwanto; As'ari, Abdur Rahman; Dwiyana, – Journal on Mathematics Education, 2018
The Mathematics students who perform truth-seeking process upon solving mathematical problems were unique. Therefore, the study deems it necessary to know students' mental structure and mechanism so that they can make the right decision by performing truth-seeking. However, no research has delved into the mental structures and mechanisms of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Cognitive Structures, Cognitive Processes
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Shim, George Tan Geok; Shakawi, Abang Mohammad Hudzaifah Abang; Azizan, Farah Liyana – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
Educators have always highlighted the importance of mathematics mastery in education for many years. With the current emphasis of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEMs) education, mathematics mastery is even more vital because it supports the learning and mastery of science fields such as engineering and science. Furthermore, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Diagnostic Tests, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts
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Ompok, Connie Cassy; Teng, Ling Mei; Pang, Vincent; Mun, Ho Chong; Abdullah, Anna Christina; Sapirai, Jaini – International Journal of Early Childhood Education and Care, 2018
Learning through picture books is a method which is widely used in preschools to teach mathematics. However, the research findings on the benefits of using picture books in learning mathematics remain inconclusive. This study aimed to i) investigate the effects of a picture book entitled "What Are the Numbers?" (a picture book made up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Numbers, Picture Books, Plants (Botany)
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Parrot, Mary Ann Serdina; Eu, Leong Kwan – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2014
Technology can help develop understanding of abstract mathematical concepts through visualisation and graphic representation. The teaching and learning of calculus can be challenging as it involves abstract and complex ideas. The purpose of this study was to investigate how students and teachers attempt to use TI-Nspire, the latest graphing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics
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Leong, Kwan Eu; Meng, Chew Cheng; Rahim, Suzieleez Syrene Abdul – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
This article seeks to present findings from the analysis of the TEDS-M reports on the mathematical content knowledge (MCK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of the pre-service teachers in Malaysia. The main objective of this study was to investigate the level of teaching knowledge attained by the Malaysian pre-service primary and secondary…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Abdullah, Nasarudin; Halim, Lilia; Zakaria, Effandi – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 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)…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Visualization, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Ferguson, Graham; Phau, Ian – Journal of International Education in Business, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate how students from Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia differ in their propensity to complain and attitudes to complaining. Design/methodology/approach: A self-administered questionnaire was designed using established scales to assess respondent reactions to a service failure by a university. The…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Student Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Thien, Lei Mee – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2016
This study aims to investigate Malaysian students' performance in mathematics literacy from gender and socioeconomic perspectives based on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009+ and 2012 datasets. The results revealed that girls significantly scored about eight points higher than boys in mathematics literacy in PISA 2012.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Ismail, Siti Noor; Muhammad, Shamsuddin; Kanesan, Abdul Ghani; Ali, Ruzlan Md. – International Journal of Instruction, 2019
This study was conducted to identify the level of practice of critical thinking skills (CTS) and to determine whether the dimensions of perception and readiness of the teachers were the predictors of the implementation of the CTS. A cross-sectional quantitative approach using questionnaires have been used on 226 Mathematics teachers teaching in…
Descriptors: Teacher Influence, Teacher Attitudes, Readiness, Curriculum Implementation
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