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Investigating students’ common errors in integers

Badarudin, Bny Rosmah and Khalid, Madihah (2009) Investigating students’ common errors in integers. In: Evolving pedagogies, meeting the global challenges of diversity and interdependence: selected papers from the Thirteenth International Conference on Education (ICE) 2008. Education Technology Centre, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, pp. 233-250. ISBN 99917-1-232-1

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Integers can be considered as another topic in mathematics which students find to be difficult. Students make mistake and get confused with signs and operations when solving routine problems involving operations with integers. This paper reports on the investigation into Bruneian Form One pupils’ error on integer operations. In July 2006, 149 pupils from a secondary school were given a pencil-and-paper test to rest their knowledge on integers. These questions involved routine addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and mixed operation computation. The analysis of their vest paper showed that pupils tend to make certain errors that are common and for a common reason. Thus the percentages of pupils making some particular errors were calculated and the errors were classified into certain categories. Some students were also interviewed to determine and confirm their reasons for making these errors.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 7009/36768
Uncontrolled Keywords: students common errors, English
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: dr Madihah Khalid
Date Deposited: 30 May 2014 11:11
Last Modified: 30 May 2014 11:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36768

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