Innovative Classroom Strategy: Impact on Students’ Mathematics Motivation, Anxiety and Achievement in Pre-University Studies

Farah Liyana, Azizan and Nur Fazliana, Rahim and Emmerline, Shelda Siaw and Kartini, Abd Ghani and Saratha, Sathasivam (2021) Innovative Classroom Strategy: Impact on Students’ Mathematics Motivation, Anxiety and Achievement in Pre-University Studies. International Journal of Information and Educational Technology. pp. 1-6. ISSN 2010-3689

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Abstract

One aspect that influences mathematics achievement is students' mathematics motivation, which is closely related to their mathematics anxiety. This study aims to incorporate a classroom intervention strategy using a brain-based teaching approach (BBTA) with technological tools to improve students' mathematics performance in pre-university studies. BBTA was used in the classroom to increase students’ mathematics interest and minimise their mathematics anxiety to increase mathematics performance. Two hundred and six (206) pre-university students were exposed to both BBTA and conventional instructions during their Statistic lessons. Questionnaire comprises of motivation and anxiety-related questions as well as pre and post mathematics tests were administered to these students. Based on the findings, students with low anxiety appeared to have more self-confidence when studying mathematics, which simultaneously improved their examination results. These two elements are critical in students' learning of mathematics because students who have low levels of anxiety and high levels of motivation in learning mathematics attain high achievement in mathematics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brain-based teaching approach (BBTA), mathematics motivations, mathematics anxiety, mathematics performance, pre-university, technological tools
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Centre for Pre-University Studies
Depositing User: Abd Ghani
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2021 03:18
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2021 03:18
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/36777

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