Assessing the relationship between students’ learning styles and mathematics critical thinking ability in a ‘Cluster School’ / Salimah Ahmad ... [et al.]

Ahmad, Salimah and Abd Nassir, Asyura and Tarmuji, Nor Habibah and Yusob, Khairul Firhan and Yacob, Nor Azizah (2021) Assessing the relationship between students’ learning styles and mathematics critical thinking ability in a ‘Cluster School’ / Salimah Ahmad ... [et al.]. In: e-Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Statistics (iCMS 2021), 4-5 August 2021. (Submitted)

Abstract

Identifying students’ learning styles in class can help teachers plan a strategy for adapting the best teaching method to help them understand. The objective of this study is to identify the potential relationship between the students’ preferred learning style (visual, auditory and kinesthetic) and their critical thinking in mathematics. A set of questionnaires consisting of 14 questions and critical thinking problems were distributed to sixty-two 17-year-old students at a cluster secondary school in Pahang, Malaysia. The quantitative data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Spearman’s Rank Correlation Coefficient, and ANOVA and t-test. The findings indicate that the most popular learning style is visual (71%), followed by auditory (22.6%) and kinesthetic (6.5%). Further, the preferred learning style and critical thinking are not significantly related. Based on this
study, the teachers can identify their students’ learning style and make adjustment to provide various teaching methods consistent with the students’ learning style in the future. It is also will help the students to build self-confidence and plan their study strategy.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Ahmad, Salimah
salimah@uitm.edu.my
Abd Nassir, Asyura
asyuraan@uitm.edu.my
Tarmuji, Nor Habibah
norhabibah@uitm.edu.my
Yusob, Khairul Firhan
khairulfirhan@uitm.edu.my
Yacob, Nor Azizah
norazizah872@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Performance. Competence. Academic achievement
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning ability
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus
Event Title: e-Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Statistics (iCMS 2021)
Event Dates: 4-5 August 2021
Page Range: pp. 343-350
Keywords: Cluster school, critical thinking, learning style, mathematics
Date: 2021
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/56229
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