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Implementation of contextual system in mathematics course

Md Kamaruddin, Nafisah Kamariah and Md Amin, Zulkarnain Implementation of contextual system in mathematics course. In: The 9TH SEAAIR Annual Conference.

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Abstract

Teaching mathematics effectively is a challenge to lecturers. In school, students learnt mathematics mechanistically, that is memorizing the formula. Then they manipulate the formula with different numbers. They fail to find meaning in the topics. In the Mathematics Department in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, contextual teaching and learning (CTL) system is adopted. Contextual teaching and learning (CTL) is a system of instruction that allow students to find the meaning in their lesson. Then they connect the new lesson to the real world. This study examined the implementation of contextual system in the teaching and learning mathematics. A survey was used to collect the perceptions of the third year technical education students. The data was analyzed to obtain the mean, and standard deviation. Research finding showed they agreed that the teaching and learning is still focusing on the manipulation data, memorizing formulas, not holistic and separating between thinking and doing. In the test and exams, a lot of imaginative questions are still used. Thus, this showed that the eight components in the contextual system are not being implemented properly especially in implementing authentic assessment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: mathematics, contextual system, higher learning institution
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Technology
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2010 02:58
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2011 06:39
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/108
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