Pupils achievement towards Higher Order Thinking Skill Mathematics questions with bar model method

Mohd Abdul Aziz, Azrul Azwan and Puteh, Marzita and Mohd Tajudin, Nor’ain and Adnan, Mazlini (2017) Pupils achievement towards Higher Order Thinking Skill Mathematics questions with bar model method. Science International, 29 (4). pp. 733-736. ISSN 1013-5316

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Abstract

This study aims to review on the effects of the student’s achievement on Higher Order Thinking Skill (HOTS) type of Mathematics questions with the application of the Bar Model method. Two main aspects studied were the students’ capacity in answering Mathematics questions with HOTS level and the effectiveness of the Bar Model method in enhancing the student’s achievements in answering HOTS level Mathematics questions. Quasi-experimental quantitative methods were used to answer the research questions. A total of 70 students from Year 5 of a primary school in the District of Kinta, Perak are involved in this study. The students were divided into a control group and a treatment group. The control group uses the teaching and learning process (TnL) with conventional method, while the treatment group runs the TnL using the Bar Model Method. Descriptive statistical analysis was used to assess the students’ existing capabilities while inferential statistical analysis of t-test was used to assess the effectiveness of Bar Model Method in improving the students’ achievement. The findings revealed that the current ability of pupils in Year 5 in answering mathematics questions with HOTS level did not reached the minimum grade E. The mean scores of students in the treatment group in a post test were found to overcome their mean scores in pre-test significantly. The findings also showed that the mean scores of post test, the treatment group students tackle the mean post test scores of students in the control group significantly. In conclusion, the students who attend the TnL Bar Model Method perform better than the students in the conventional group. The implications of this study showed that the use of Bar Model Method have improved the performance of pupils in Year 5 in answering HOTS level mathematics questions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Mathematics
Depositing User: Hafizah Yahya
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 05:36
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 05:36
URI: http://ir.upsi.edu.my/id/eprint/3791

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