International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 1 (2011) No. 2, pages: 145-149, Proceeding of the International Conference on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology (ICASEIT 2011), Bangi, Malaysia, 14-15 January 2011, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.1.2.32

Predict Incorrect Thinking Process: Negative Numbers Subtraction Operation Second Category

Elango Periasamy, Halimah Badioze Zaman

Abstract

This study was divided into two parts. The first part was to identify the incorrect answer produced by the respondent for each item and its frequency. Then, the second part was to predict the ITP with respect to its frequencies that that respondent might have adapted in solving such sentence questions incorrectly. The respondent of this study were five mathematics teachers and  124 students aged 14 years old from Malaysian secondary school. The finding shows types of mistakes made by the students for each type of items tested and the prediction of ITP respectively.

Keywords:

negative numbers, subtraction, predict, teaching and learning mathematics

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