Mathematics difficulties among primary school students

Jane Gloria Philip Kelanang, Effandi Zakaria

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This study was carried out to investigate the effect of intervention on the improvement of numeracy and mathematics achievement among primary one students with mathematics difficulties. This study was quantitative in nature and involved 19 primary one students from primary schools within the federal territory of Kuala Lumpur. Instruments used in the study were Texas Early Mathematics Inventories - Progress Monitoring (TEMI-PM) and online EasyCBM. Students with mathematics difficulties were identified using TEMI-PM evaluation. Students who scored below the 25th percentile were chosen to join the intervention. Each intervention session was conducted in a small group of 5 students for 30 minutes for 10 weeks. EasyCBM test was administered every week in order to measure students' growth in numeracy. TEMI-PM was used to determine the effectiveness of intervention in improving mathematics achievement. It was found that the t-value for comparison of scores before and after the intervention by using paired sample t-test was t=-14.213 (p<.0.05). Results showed significant difference on the scores of pre-test and post test. Students who participated in the intervention had showed improvement in mathematics achievement. Scores of EasyCBM tests throughout the intervention were shown in the form of graphs for each student involved in the intervention. Based on the graphs, all students showed improvement in numeracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1086-1092
Number of pages7
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Mathematics difficulties among primary school students. / Kelanang, Jane Gloria Philip; Zakaria, Effandi.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 7, 2012, p. 1086-1092.

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Kelanang, Jane Gloria Philip ; Zakaria, Effandi. / Mathematics difficulties among primary school students. In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences. 2012 ; Vol. 6, No. 7. pp. 1086-1092.
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