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Using the jar model to improve students’ understanding of operations on integers

Badarudin, Bny Rosmah and Khalid, Madihah (2008) Using the jar model to improve students’ understanding of operations on integers. In: 11th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME 11), 6-13 July 2008, Monterrey, Mexico.

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The focus of this paper is to report on a study that assess students’ knowledge and understanding of integers before and after the invention teaching using the ‘jar model’. The paper will concentrate on the kind of errors students make in learning integers and how the ‘jar model’ was supposed to enhance students’ understanding instead of memorizing rules like ‘negative times negative gives positive’ etc. Analyses from interviews and performance data of the pre and post-intervention stage revealed that most of the students can understand the jar model and thus improvement can be seen from the result of the post-test.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 7009/36769
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integers, integers operation, jar model, positive and negative numbers
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Farhan Istikarah
Date Deposited: 29 May 2014 16:12
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2015 08:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36769

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