Attitude of secondary students towards mathematics and its relationship to achievement in mathematics

Atanasova-Pacemska, Tatjana and Lazarova, Limonka and Arsov, Jordance and Pacemska, Sanja and Trifunov, Zoran and Kovacheva, Tcveta (2015) Attitude of secondary students towards mathematics and its relationship to achievement in mathematics. Proceeding from International Conference on Information Technology and Development of Education – ITRO, June, 2015. Zrenjanin, Republic of Serbia, 7. pp. 109-114.

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Human beings are not only cognitive individuals, but also social persons with beliefs, emotions and views that influence their development as learners. Attitude towards mathematics plays a crucial role in the teaching and learning processes of mathematics. Study of Mathematics at secondary level is the foundation stage of Higher Education. The number of appointed students who take mathematics as a subject of the state graduation is so small. From the other side, mathematics is required for continuing education in technical and natural sciences and mathematics. The subject of this paper is determination the students’ attitude towards mathematics in the higher classes in the secondary schools, in Stip, Republic of Macedonia. The results of the survey are processed with statistical software SPSS 21. The ANOVA is applied in order to determine whether there is a significant difference between students' attitudes towards mathematics and the factors, which are the goals of the research. Conclusions and recommendations for improvement are given.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Matematics
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science
Depositing User: Tatjana A. Pacemska
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2015 12:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015 12:00

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