Assessment of Students Attitudes Towards Scientific Calculators Use in Mathematics Instruction

12 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2011

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Nabeel Abedlazeez

University of Malaya - Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, Faculty of Education

Date Written: December 16, 2011

Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate student's attitudes toward scientific calculator use in mathematics instruction. Specifically, the present study sought answers to the following questions: What is the overall profile of student's attitudes towards scientific calculators use in mathematics instruction? Do student's attitudes towards scientific calculators use in mathematics instruction differ in terms of gender variable? Do student's attitudes towards scientific calculators use in mathematics instruction differ in terms of grade level variable? Do student's attitudes towards scientific calculators use in mathematics instruction differ in terms of mathematical ability level? A total of 400 basic schools students were participated in this study. Attitudes scale to assess student's attitudes toward the use of scientific calculators was developed. Results of the study show that attitudes of students towards calculators use are at high level. Significant differences were found between student's attitudes toward calculators use related with gender, class, and the level of mathematical ability.

Keywords: Anxiety, Attitudes, Calculators, Enjoyment, Usefulness

Suggested Citation

Abedlazeez, Nabeel, Assessment of Students Attitudes Towards Scientific Calculators Use in Mathematics Instruction (December 16, 2011). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 2, No. 8, pp. 11-22, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1973804

Nabeel Abedlazeez (Contact Author)

University of Malaya - Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, Faculty of Education ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
University of Malaya (UM)
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

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