Effectiveness of visual representations in promoting exact selection of continuity correction / Tuh Moi Hua... [et al.]

Moi Hua, Tuh and Liew, Chin Ying and Ahmad Bakri, Syah Runniza and Yee Hui, Robin Chang (2017) Effectiveness of visual representations in promoting exact selection of continuity correction / Tuh Moi Hua... [et al.]. Journal of Academia, 5 (1). pp. 209-222. ISSN 2289-6368


The Square + Line method was formulated to enhance the understanding of students in cases involving Normal Approximation to either Binomial Distribution or Poisson Distribution. In these topics, usage of continuity correction factor is essential, specifically when we apply continuous function to approximate a discrete one. The simple steps of modifying (adding or subtracting 0.5) the discrete x-value are made complicated by the various interval situations. Through this approach, students can visualize the correct conversion for all the nine transformation cases. While it is possible that this method does not benefit quick learners, it nevertheless helps students who have difficulty with continuity knowledge retention. To measure the effectiveness of this method, students who took diploma program in computer science were given pre- and post-assessment before and after the learning session. The comparatively much higher post-test score indicates a significant improvement.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Ahmad Bakri, Syah RunnizaUNSPECIFIED
Yee Hui, Robin ChangUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Study and teaching
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Analysis
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Kuala Pilah Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Academia
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Academia UiTM Negeri Sembilan
ISSN: 2289-6368
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 209-222
Official URL: https://nsembilan.uitm.edu.my/joacns/
Item ID: 29498
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visualization; Normal approximation; Continuity correction; Paired t-test
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29498


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