Conceptual knowledge and mathematics achievement of matriculation students

Effandi Zakaria, Mohamad Johari Yaakob, Maat Siti Mistima, Mazlini Adnan

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine matriculation students' conceptual knowledge of mathematics and its relationship to their mathematics achievement. This study involved 250 students from a matriculation college in northern Malaysia. The instrument used was a conceptual knowledge test of sequences and series. Data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics using mean, standard deviation, t-test, and correlation. The findings revealed that conceptual knowledge of accounting students was low when compared to that of physical and life science students. The results of the t-test indicated that there was a significant mean score difference in conceptual knowledge between science and accounting students. Science students had a significantly higher mean score than accounting students did. In addition, a relationship was found to exist between conceptual knowledge and achievement in mathematics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages1020-1024
Number of pages5
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 29 Oct 201031 Oct 2010

Other

Other1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period29/10/1031/10/10

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Keywords

  • Conceptual knowledge
  • Mathematics achievement
  • Matriculation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Zakaria, E., Yaakob, M. J., Siti Mistima, M., & Adnan, M. (2010). Conceptual knowledge and mathematics achievement of matriculation students. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 9, pp. 1020-1024) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.279

Conceptual knowledge and mathematics achievement of matriculation students. / Zakaria, Effandi; Yaakob, Mohamad Johari; Siti Mistima, Maat; Adnan, Mazlini.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. p. 1020-1024.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zakaria, E, Yaakob, MJ, Siti Mistima, M & Adnan, M 2010, Conceptual knowledge and mathematics achievement of matriculation students. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 9, pp. 1020-1024, 1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010, Cairo, Egypt, 29/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.279
Zakaria E, Yaakob MJ, Siti Mistima M, Adnan M. Conceptual knowledge and mathematics achievement of matriculation students. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9. 2010. p. 1020-1024 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.279
Zakaria, Effandi ; Yaakob, Mohamad Johari ; Siti Mistima, Maat ; Adnan, Mazlini. / Conceptual knowledge and mathematics achievement of matriculation students. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. pp. 1020-1024
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