Effectiveness of Kem Kembara- i on improving the interests of students in mathematical sciences

Noriza Majid, Azmin Sham Rambely, Nini Nabila Bt Razman

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Abstract

Mathematics does not only play an important role in daily life but it is also a compulsory subject that has to be learn from early stage until the highest level of study. However, various issues arise from Mathematic education especially the decline in the interest of students towards Mathematics. This study was carried out to study the level of interest of the students towards Mathematics and the factors that affect the level of their interest. In addition, this study also aims to determine the best approach to help improve students' interest in Mathematics and to study the effectiveness of Kem Kembara-i organized by School of Mathematical Science (PPSM) UKM. A total of 553 respondents from twenty secondary schools around Malaysia attended this camp. Questionnaire has been used as an instrument in this study and Likert scale was used in this questionnaire. The finding shows that most of the students who participated in this camp were interested in Mathematics and the factors that affect their level of interest are such as the parents, peers, teachers and attitude. Recreational approach is the best approach in increasing the interest of students towards Mathematics and the results show that almost all of the activities in this camp, managed to attract the interest of students towards Mathematics. Therefore, it is concluded that this camp is effective in forming positive attitudes toward Mathematics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationChampioning the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1830
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414983
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2017
Event4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 15 Nov 201617 Nov 2016

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Other4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period15/11/1617/11/16

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Majid, N., Rambely, A. S., & Razman, N. N. B. (2017). Effectiveness of Kem Kembara- i on improving the interests of students in mathematical sciences. In 4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016 (Vol. 1830). [050006] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4980943

Effectiveness of Kem Kembara- i on improving the interests of students in mathematical sciences. / Majid, Noriza; Rambely, Azmin Sham; Razman, Nini Nabila Bt.

4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016. Vol. 1830 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2017. 050006.

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

Majid, N, Rambely, AS & Razman, NNB 2017, Effectiveness of Kem Kembara- i on improving the interests of students in mathematical sciences. in 4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016. vol. 1830, 050006, American Institute of Physics Inc., 4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 15/11/16. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4980943
Majid N, Rambely AS, Razman NNB. Effectiveness of Kem Kembara- i on improving the interests of students in mathematical sciences. In 4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016. Vol. 1830. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2017. 050006 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4980943
Majid, Noriza ; Rambely, Azmin Sham ; Razman, Nini Nabila Bt. / Effectiveness of Kem Kembara- i on improving the interests of students in mathematical sciences. 4th International Conference on Mathematical Sciences - Mathematical Sciences: Championing the Way in a Problem Based and Data Driven Society, ICMS 2016. Vol. 1830 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2017.
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