Malaysian Secondary School Mathematics Teachers’ Practices In Imparting Mathematical Values

By Wan Zah Wan Ali, Habsah Ismail, Sharifah Kartini Said Husain, Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi, Ramlah Hamzah, Mat Rofa Ismail and Mohd Majid Konting.

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The purpose of the study is to investigate teachers’ practices in imparting mathematical values during the teaching of mathematics. This research employs a qualitative design where observation and in-depth interview were the main methods used in collecting the data. The informants of the study consist of five secondary school teachers of mathematics who teach in five different schools. The observation data which consist of video recordings and field notes, and interview transcribtions were analysed inductively. The findings showed that majority of the teachers’ instructional practices were inclined towards formalism and logicism. These practices emphasized symbols and formulas in their teaching. However, some elements of Kuhnism were also identified in their practices.

Keywords: Mathematical Values, Mathematics Education

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp.43-52. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 577.646KB).

Wan Zah Wan Ali

Lecturer and research associate, Faculty of Educational Studies and Institute for Mathematical Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Wan Zah curenntly is associate professor in educational technology at Faculty of Educational Studies and associte researcher at Institute for Mathematical Research.

Dr. Habsah Ismail

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Sharifah Kartini Said Husain

Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Environment, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Ramlah Hamzah

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Mat Rofa Ismail

Lecturer, Faculty Science and Enviroment, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

Mohd Majid Konting

Lecturer, Faculty of Educational Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia


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