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Metacognitive skills of Malaysian students in non-routine mathematical problem solving

Abdullah, Abdul Halim and Syed Abd Rahman, Sharifah Nurarfah and Hamzah, Mohd Hilmi (2017) Metacognitive skills of Malaysian students in non-routine mathematical problem solving. Bolema: Boletim de Educação Matemática, 31 (57). pp. 310-322. ISSN 0103-636X

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Metacognitive skills play an important role in solving mathematical problems.However, there is a lack of empirical studies on the role of metacognitive skills in solving mathematical problems, particularly non-routine ones. Therefore, this study was undertaken to identify students' metacognitive skills and the impact of such skills on non-routine mathematical problem solving. By using a quantitative method, a total of 304 students in Johor Bahru district were involved in the study.A Self-Monitoring Questionnaire (SMQ) and a mathematical test were used in data collection.Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics such as frequency, percentage, mean, the Mann-Whitney U test, and the Kruskal-Wallis H test.Results showed that the level of the students' performance in solving non-routine mathematical problems was very low. There was also a significant difference in the metacognitive skills among students with different performance levels in solving non-routine mathematical problems, and we concluded that these metacognitive skills should be emphasised in this process.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metacognitive Skills; Non-routine Problems; Mathematical Problem Solving
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: School of Language, Civilisation and Philosophy
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Hilmi Hamzah
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 00:11
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 00:11

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