### Abstract

This study aimed to determine the impact of strategic thinking and visual representation approaches (VStops) on the achievement, conceptual knowledge, metacognitive awareness, awareness of problem-solving strategies, and student attitudes toward mathematical word problem solving among primary school students. The experimental group (N=96) received the VStops approach in teaching and learning of mathematical word problem solving, while the control group (N=97) received the conventional approach. Five instruments were used to collect the data: the achievement test, conceptual knowledge test, metacognitive awareness questionnaire, problem-solving strategies awareness questionnaire, and attitudes toward mathematical word problem-solving questionnaire. Pre and posttest data were analyzed using multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) followed by univariate analysis of variance (ANOVA). Overall, the study found that the VStops approach had a positive impact on achievement, conceptual knowledge, metacognitive awareness, awareness of problem-solving strategies, and student attitudes toward mathematical word problem solving.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 165-174 |

Number of pages | 10 |

Journal | Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education |

Volume | 10 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2014 |

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### Keywords

- Mathematical word problems
- Thinking strategy approach
- Visual representation approach

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Education
- Applied Mathematics

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*Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education*,

*10*(3), 165-174. https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2014.1073a

**VStops : A thinking strategy and visual representation approach in mathematical word problem solving toward enhancing STEM literacy.** / Abdullah, Nasarudin; Halim, Lilia; Zakaria, Effandi.

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*Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education*, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 165-174. https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2014.1073a

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