The Need and Effectiveness of Form Two Algebraic Expression Training Module

  • Jing Yao Foo Department of Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Mohd Faizal Nizam Lee Abdullah Department of Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Nur Hamiza Adenan Department of Mathematics, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Tanjong Malim, Perak, MALAYSIA
  • Wai Yee Hoo Faculty of Education, Tokyo Gakugei University, JAPAN
Keywords: module, algebra, need, effectiveness, thinking skill

Abstract

The aims of the study are to determine the need and effectiveness of Algebraic Expression Training Module (Mi-T2) in improving Form Two students’ higher order thinking skills. The level of thinking skill of Malaysian students is still low. A descriptive study and quasi-experimental study was conducted at a secondary school in Perak in order to determine the need and effectiveness of Mi-T2 module. Questionnaires about the need of Mi-T2 training module, pre-test and post-test were the instruments being used in the study. The school teacher provided responses by completing questionnaires to determine the need of module. A control group and experimental group were selected from the Form Two classes to be the sample study. They had to answer the instruments pre-test and post-test before and after the treatment. The findings showed that 80% mathematics teachers indicated that there is a need for the Mi-T2 training module. The comparison of the mean scores for the experimental group and control group showed that there was a significant improvement in the post-test result, but the increase of the mean score for the experimental group was higher which from 50.87% to 78.27%. In conclusion, the study shows that there is a need of Mi-T2 training module and the training module can help the students to master the topic of algebraic more effectively. It is in the hope that Mi-T2 training module can be used extensively to help more students in mastering the concept of algebra more effectively and improving their thinking skill.

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Published
2022-06-03
How to Cite
Foo, J. Y., Abdullah, M. F. N. L., Adenan, N. H., & Hoo, W. Y. (2022). The Need and Effectiveness of Form Two Algebraic Expression Training Module. EDUCATUM Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology, 9, 11-19. https://doi.org/10.37134/ejsmt.vol9.sp.2.2022