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The time spending and availability of reference books to do mathematics homework towards mathematics achievement


Rajoo, Murugan and Veloo, Arsaythamby (2015) The time spending and availability of reference books to do mathematics homework towards mathematics achievement. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 9 (18S). pp. 85-89. ISSN 1991-8178

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Abstract

Background: Homework plays a major role in education system.There are a lot of researches about mathematics homework and mathematics achievement.However, these studies were showing instability in findings, especially time spending on mathematics homework and availability of reference books towards mathematics achievement. Descriptive analysis was applied and Pearson correlation coefficient was used to determine relationships between the factors.Objective: The aims of this research were to determine the amount of time spend to do mathematics homework weekly, the level of availability of reference books to do mathematics homework and to identify relationships between time spending on mathematics homework and availability of reference books towards mathematics achievement.Results: In Sabah state, findings revealed that 58% of the students spent more than 1 hour weekly to do their mathematics homework compared to 42% students spent less than 1 hour weekly.Besides that, 60% of the students were having enough references books to do mathematics homework and 40% of students do not have enough references books to do their mathematics homework.Research findings showed a positive moderate relationship with achievement in two aspects: (1) time spending in Mathematics Homework; (2) availability of reference books to do mathematics homework.Conclusion: The research findings implied that teachers should not burden students with too much of homework but need to assign tasks based on reference books that they have and consider about students capabilities while assigning quality mathematics homework.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mathematics homework, time spend, availability of reference books
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: Dr. Arsaythamby Veloo
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2017 04:26
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2017 04:26
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/21690

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