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Khalid, Madihah; Embong, Zulmaryan – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2020
This research investigated students' sources and causes of errors and misconception in solving routine problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of integers. This qualitative study involved observation of eight Year 7 classes and interviews with the respective classroom teachers. Sixteen Year 7 students who exhibit…
Descriptors: Error Patterns, Misconceptions, Problem Solving, Addition
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Saidi, Siti Shahirah; Siew, Nyet Moi – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
This study is an assessment of the reliability and validity analysis of Statistical Reasoning Test Survey (SRTS) instrument using the Rasch Measurement Model. The SRTS instrument was developed by the researchers to assess students' statistical reasoning in descriptive statistics among Tenth Grade science- stream students in rural schools. SRTS was…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Test Validity, Item Response Theory, Grade 10
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Somasundram, Piriya; Akmar, Sharifah Norul; Eu, Leong Kwan – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
Pattern generalisation is one of the most important elements in developing functional thinking in elementary school which leads to build foundation to work with algebra in later years of education. Therefore, this study took an initiative to study the performance of year five pupils in pattern generalisation and its correlation with mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Generalization
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Hassan, Muhammad Nasiru; Abdullah, Abdul Halim; Ismail, Norulhuda; Suhud, Siti Norbazilah Ahmad; Hamzah, Mohd Hilmi – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
Background: Nowadays, the attention to integrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education to the existing curriculum is widely increasing around the world. In the early childhood education settings, many researchers have discussed the importance of early introduction to STEM education for children. However, the initiatives…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, STEM Education, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education
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Kor, Liew-Kee; Teoh, Sian-Hoon; Mohamed, Siti Syardia Erdina Binti; Singh, Parmjit – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
The teaching and learning fractions is one of the most problematic areas in primary school mathematics. A large number of studies have engaged paper-and-pencil test to measure students' instrumental understanding about fractions but few have sought to learn about children's fraction sense. This paper reports a study that investigated fraction…
Descriptors: Fractions, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Mathematics
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Saidi, Siti Shahirah; Siew, Nyet Moi – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
This research was conducted to assess the level of students' understanding of the measures of central tendency and attitude towards statistics. A survey research was conducted on Tenth Graders in nine secondary rural schools in Sabah, Malaysia. A total of 148 students were sampled using stratified random sampling. Statistical Understanding Test of…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Statistics, Student Attitudes, Rural Schools
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Singh, Parmjit; Teoh, Sian Hoon; Cheong, Tau Han; Rasid, Nor Syazwani Md; Kor, Liew Kee; Nasir, Nurul Akmal Md – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2018
One of the major aims of STEM education is the development of mathematical thinking. The common misconception is that "doing mathematics" is the same as getting involved in "mathematical thinking". Rallying to such argument, many would agree that mathematics should be taught as a thinking activity. Thus, this study endeavours…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Heuristics, STEM Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Parrot, Mary Ann Serdina; Leong, Kwan Eu – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of graphing calculator on students' problem solving success in solving linear equation problems and their attitude toward problem solving in mathematics. A quasi-experimental non-equivalent control and treatment group using the pretest post-test design was employed in this study to test the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Secondary School Students, Comparative Analysis, Graphing Calculators