A preliminary analysis of students' problem-posing ability and its relationship to attitudes towards problem solving

Effandi Zakaria, Norulbiah Ngah

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify students' problem-posing ability and students' attitude towards problem solving. In addition, this study will also determine the relationship between students' problemposing ability and attitude towards problem solving. The sample consisted of 35 form 4 secondary school students. Two instruments were used: The Mathematical Problem-Posing instrument and the Attitudes towards Problem Solving instrument. The results revealed that students are capable of posing a 'Due Problem "better than" Uno Problem'. Perseverance and confidence were moderate, while the dimensions of willingness were at a high level. The findings also found no correlation between students' problem-posing ability and students' attitude towards problem solving.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)866-870
Number of pages5
JournalResearch Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Volume3
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Confidence
  • Perseverance
  • Problem posing
  • Willingness

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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