*Mathematical errors in advanced calculus: A survey among engineering students / Maisurah Shamsuddin … [et al.].*Esteem Academic Journal, 11 (2). pp. 37-44. ISSN 1675-7939

## Abstract

Mathematics is widely used in all areas of learning. Students who do not

master the basic mathematics will face many problems in learning at the

advanced level. This study was conducted to identify the mathematical errors

and misconceptions in advanced calculus. The related topics are differentiation

of two variables, method of integration, and differential equation. A sample of

80 students’ final examination answer sheets for the subject of MAT235 was

closely examined to identify the mathematical errors and misconceptions. The

technique used to collect the data is quantitative method using descriptive

analysis. The findings of this study showed that most of the students were still

weak in mastering mathematical basic facts and concepts. The weakness in

understanding the basic concepts may lead them to use the wrong strategy

when solving mathematics questions. This misconception should be identified

by the lecturers and rectified by the students in order to enhance their learning

in higher education.

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Item Type: | Article |
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Creators: | Creators Email / ID Num. Shamsuddin, Maisurah UNSPECIFIED Mahlan, Siti Balqis UNSPECIFIED Umar, Norazah UNSPECIFIED Alias, Fadzilawani Astifar UNSPECIFIED |

Subjects: | Q Science > QA Mathematics > Analysis > Calculus |

Divisions: | Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang |

Journal or Publication Title: | Esteem Academic Journal |

ISSN: | 1675-7939 |

Volume: | 11 |

Number: | 2 |

Page Range: | pp. 37-44 |

Keywords: | Mathematical error; calculus; misconception; education; descriptive analysis. |

Date: | 2015 |

URI: | https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/15309 |