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Improving skills in rounding off the whole number

Rusiman, Mohd Saifullah and Sufahani, Suliadi Firdaus and Roslan, Rozaini and Khalid, Kamil and Nor, Maria Elena and Ku, Gee Huei and Lim , Soo Peng and Nun , Shwu Mean and Soh, Cher Wei (2017) Improving skills in rounding off the whole number. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12 (3). pp. 6468-6472. ISSN 1816949X

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Abstract

This study was conducted to address teaching and learning skills in rounding off a whole number. This study consisted of 15 years 4 students from the Kong Nan Chinese Primary School, Parit Raja, Johor, Malaysia. Initial survey to identify this problem was carried out by analyzing the exercise books and exercises in pre-test. Based on these analyses, a large number of students were not proficient in relevant skills. A ‘q’ technique was introduced as an approach in teaching and learning to help students master the skills of rounding whole numbers. In summary, this technique helps students to remember the sequence of processes and process in rounding numbers. A total of four sessions of teaching and learning activities that take less than an hour have been implemented specifically to help students to master this technique. Results of the implementation of these activities have shown very positive results among the students. Two post tests were carried out to see the effectiveness of techniques and the results shows that 100% of students were able to answer correctly at least three questions correctly. The t-test analysis was clearly showed the effectiveness of ‘q’ technique. This technique also indirectly helps to maintain and increase student interest in learning Mathematics. This is shown with the active involvement of students in answering questions given by the teacher.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA101 Elementary mathematics. Arithmetic
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Mathematics and Statistic
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 01:07
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 01:07
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11018
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