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Rasid, Nor Syazwani Mohd; Nasir, Nurul Akmal Md; Singh, Parmjit; Han, Cheong Tau – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE) has created initiatives in the Malaysian Education Blueprint (2013- 2025 that aim to increase teachers' and students' competencies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and create learning experiences that will prepare students for the considerable array of STEM career fields.…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Hoon, Teoh Sian; Singh, Parmjit; Han, Cheong Tau; Nasir, Nurul Akmal Md; Rasid, Nor Syazwani Binti Mohd; Zainal, Nurain Binti – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
This study was conducted to assess the students' level of abilities in solving algebraic word problems which is a main component in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It also aims to determine the students' difficulties in solving these problems by using Newman's Model of Error Analysis (NMEA). Furthermore, this study was…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Algebra, Problem Solving, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Singh, Parmjit; Yusoff, NurulHudha Mohd; Hoon, Teoh Sian – Asian Journal of University Education, 2020
Malaysia has undergone several changes in its education policy from KBSR to KSSR over the decades and the changes in school textbooks follow suit. The current KSSR Math textbooks used were developed in 2014/15 and millions of Ringgits has been spent by the government to provide quality education for all. However, the findings from International…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Textbooks, Textbook Content
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Hoon, Teoh Sian; Singh, Parmjit – Asian Journal of University Education, 2019
There are challenges in teaching research methodology as highlighted by many researchers. Among the challenges are strategies for putting material in context. For achieving this purpose, students' engagement in the learning process needs to be re-looked. This paper shares on a practice engaging students in a research methodology class. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning)
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Hoon, Teoh Sian; Singh, Parmjit; Halim, Ummi Kalsom Abdul – Asian Journal of University Education, 2018
This paper highlights the importance of developing a good understanding of the topic of function. Topic of function becomes a building block for students to understand many more complex topics of mathematics. Specifically, this study aimed to investigate the relationship of students' level of understanding between function and quadratic functions.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts
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Hoon, Teoh Sian; Nasaruddin, Nur Fadzlin Binti Mohamad; Singh, Parmjit – Asian Journal of University Education, 2017
The significance put in refining communication skills among teachers plays a central role in connecting students' various knowledge. With that, classroom management styles with good communication skills become a major focus in achieving fundamental educational aims. Unfortunately, communication skills and management styles for classroom learning…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Communication, Elementary School Teachers
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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