Assessing the mathematical beliefs of preservice mathematics teachers in Malaysia

Effandi Zakaria, Norizah @ Norazah Mohd Nordin, Lilia Halim, Md Yusoff Daud, Nor Sakinah Mohammad, T. Subahan Mohd Meerah

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Abstract

The Mathematical Beliefs Scale (MBS) was administered to 623 pre-service mathematics teachers in Malaysia. The data were analyzed using exploratory factors analysis yielding two factors, namely, Constructivist Orientation (CO) and Traditional Orientation (TO). The results of the factor analysis and the high reliability estimates for the MBS and its subscale confirmed the hypothesis that the MBS can be used to assess beliefs of pre-service mathematics teachers in Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-214
Number of pages3
JournalResearch Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Constructivist
  • Mathematics belief
  • Mathematics teacher
  • Student-centred
  • Teacher-centred

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  • Engineering(all)

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Assessing the mathematical beliefs of preservice mathematics teachers in Malaysia. / Zakaria, Effandi; Mohd Nordin, Norizah @ Norazah; Halim, Lilia; Daud, Md Yusoff; Mohammad, Nor Sakinah; Meerah, T. Subahan Mohd.

In: Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2012, p. 212-214.

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