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Effects of visual approach in teaching mathematics for Malaysian secondary school: a case study

Embong, Zulmaryan and Mohamed Adnan, Nor Syamimi and Saidin, Nurhafizah and Ibrahim, Hasniza (2019) Effects of visual approach in teaching mathematics for Malaysian secondary school: a case study. Journal of Human Development and Communication (JoHDeC), 8. pp. 97-106. ISSN 2230-5761 E-ISSN 2232-1535

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Previous studies have shown that students have difficulties when dealing with abstract and lengthy questions. Therefore, the main purpose of this study is to investigate the significant difference in students’ performance when using visual approach in teaching and learning mathematics. The population used for this study was students in secondary form two from one of the selected schools in Gombak district. Eighty-five students were selected as respondents for this study. The pre-post design and questionnaire techniques were adapted from previous literature in this study. Firstly, a pre-test was given to all the respondents. Then, the respondents were facilitated with the treatment by using the visual approach. Subsequently, a post-test was administrated. Lastly, a set of questionnaires was distributed to the students in order to get the students’ feedback. The raw scores from the pre-test and post-test were analysed by using Sample-Paired T-test. Meanwhile, the descriptive statistic was used to analyse the data from the questionnaires. The results reveal that the visual approach can increase the students’ performance in mathematics. Thus, the study strongly recommends further study to be conducted by increasing the number of samples so that the generalization can be made to another school as well. It is also recommended that the study should take the students’ backgrounds into consideration such as gender, ethnicity and cultures.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visual Approach, Mathematics Achievement
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Foundation Studies
Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Science
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2023 10:06
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2023 10:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103460

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