Teachers and learners' perspectives on learning mathematics for At-Risks students

Kamariah Abu Bakar, Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi, Sharifah Md Nor, Wan Zah Wan Ali, Ramlah Hamzah, Arshad Abdul Samad, Abdul Rashid Jamian

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Abstract

The purpose of the study is to identify problems related to mathematics and science learning faced by students as perceived by the Form two At-Risk students, and as perceived by the mathematics and science teachers when teaching the subjects, to examine students' mathematics and science learning climate, to identify teaching strategies frequently used by the mathematics and science teachers, and to identify effective teaching strategies perceived not feasible to be used by the teachers for At-Risk students. This research employed a quantitative research method with a descriptive survey design. The survey was conducted using three sets of Likert-type questionnaires for mathematics and science teachers, and the secondary school students. A total of 30 mathematics and 31 science teachers, and 1575 Form Two students were the respondents of this study. Findings showed that there was a need for a specific curriculum for at-risk students in Malaysia focusing on basic knowledge and skills and simplifying the content of the mathematics and science syllabuses tailored towards At-Risk students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages393-402
Number of pages10
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Mathematics Education Research 2010, ICMER 2010 - Malacca, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201014 Dec 2010

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Mathematics Education Research 2010, ICMER 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityMalacca
Period13/12/1014/12/10

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Keywords

  • Learning climate
  • Mathematics education
  • Science education
  • Students at-risk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Abu Bakar, K., Tarmizi, R. A., Nor, S. M., Ali, W. Z. W., Hamzah, R., Samad, A. A., & Jamian, A. R. (2010). Teachers and learners' perspectives on learning mathematics for At-Risks students. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 8, pp. 393-402) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.055

Teachers and learners' perspectives on learning mathematics for At-Risks students. / Abu Bakar, Kamariah; Tarmizi, Rohani Ahmad; Nor, Sharifah Md; Ali, Wan Zah Wan; Hamzah, Ramlah; Samad, Arshad Abdul; Jamian, Abdul Rashid.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 8 2010. p. 393-402.

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

Abu Bakar, K, Tarmizi, RA, Nor, SM, Ali, WZW, Hamzah, R, Samad, AA & Jamian, AR 2010, Teachers and learners' perspectives on learning mathematics for At-Risks students. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 8, pp. 393-402, International Conference on Mathematics Education Research 2010, ICMER 2010, Malacca, Malaysia, 13/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.055
Abu Bakar K, Tarmizi RA, Nor SM, Ali WZW, Hamzah R, Samad AA et al. Teachers and learners' perspectives on learning mathematics for At-Risks students. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 8. 2010. p. 393-402 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.055
Abu Bakar, Kamariah ; Tarmizi, Rohani Ahmad ; Nor, Sharifah Md ; Ali, Wan Zah Wan ; Hamzah, Ramlah ; Samad, Arshad Abdul ; Jamian, Abdul Rashid. / Teachers and learners' perspectives on learning mathematics for At-Risks students. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 8 2010. pp. 393-402
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