*The relationships between high school mathematics and pre-calculus performance in university / Wan Noor Hayatie Wan Abdul Aziz ... [et al.].*Multidisciplinary Informatics Journal, 2 (2). pp. 126-132. ISSN 2637-0042

## Abstract

Pre-Calculus is an introductory calculus course compulsory for most program under science and technology cluster in UiTM. In UiTM Perak Branch, Tapah Campus alone, 4 programs are required to undertaken Pre-Calculus during their first semester. Even so, previous exam results showed students' achievement in the Pre-Calculus course is still moderate and unsatisfactory. This study believed that students who take Additional Mathematics subject during secondary school can understand and perform better in Pre-Calculus compare to other students who were not. Therefore, this study aims to examine the relationship between Mathematics subject’s achievement during secondary school with Pre-Calculus performance in UiTM. Descriptive analysis and Pearson correlation was used to identify the relationship among three courses which are Mathematics, Additional Mathematics and Pre-Calculus using SPSS. The findings showed that there were significant correlations between the three courses; mathematics at SPM level with Pre-Calculus (correlation, r = 0.416, p-value = 0.003 <0.05), Additional Mathematics and Pre-Calculus (r = 0.385, p = 0.007 <0.05) and mathematics with Additional Mathematics (r = 0.591, p = 0.000 <0.05). Overall, the finding depicted the achievement of mathematics will help student’s performance in Pre-Calculus.

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Item Type: | Article |
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Creators: | Creators Email / ID Num. Wan Abdul Aziz, Wan Noor Hayatie wanno124@uitm.edu.my Abdul Rahman, Anisah UNSPECIFIED Md Said, Junaida UNSPECIFIED Shaffie, Siti Salihah UNSPECIFIED |

Subjects: | Q Science > QA Mathematics > Mathematical statistics. Probabilities > Data processing Q Science > QA Mathematics > Analysis > Analytical methods used in the solution of physical problems |

Divisions: | Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Tapah Campus > Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences |

Journal or Publication Title: | Multidisciplinary Informatics Journal |

UiTM Journal Collections: | Others > Multidisciplinary Informatics Journal - DISCONTINUE |

ISSN: | 2637-0042 |

Volume: | 2 |

Number: | 2 |

Page Range: | pp. 126-132 |

Keywords: | Additional Mathematics; Mathematics; Pre-Calculus |

Date: | December 2019 |

URI: | https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/39325 |