Students' conceptual and procedural knowledge of pythagoras' theorem

Nurhanisah, Binti Ismail. (2008) Students' conceptual and procedural knowledge of pythagoras' theorem. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The objective of the study is to identify students' conceptual and procedural knowledge of Pythagoras' Theorem. The study involved eight Form Two students in Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Matang Jaya, Kuching. These students have been selected based on their mid semester examination result. The research instruments for the study consist of five questions about Pythagoras' Theorem. All the questions are designed based on the Mathematics Curriculum Specification for Form Two or KBSM. Three different methods which are think-aloud method, written documents and interview are used to collect the data in this study. The results show that there are many conceptual and procedural knowledge of Pythagoras' Theorem that can be identified from the data collected. Some of the knowledge are relevant to the accepted ideas in mathematics and some do not. The study also tells us that some students have misconceptions towards the topic of Pythagoras' Theorem. Based on the conceptual and procedural knowledge, some models which represent students' knowledge of Pythagoras' Theorem were constructed. To conclude, it is important to identify students' knowledge of a topic in order to help students have a better understanding of a topic and improve the teaching and learning process.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2008.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pythagoras' Theorem, conceptual and procedural knowledge , Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Matang Jaya, Kuching, Mathematics Curriculum Specification, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, , research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2019 06:45
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2019 06:45
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/23657

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