Elementary arithmetic performance among students in local and transnational pre-university programs

Tang, Eng Loong * (2015) Elementary arithmetic performance among students in local and transnational pre-university programs. In: Unlocking borders in education: proceeding of the 3rd Pre-University Conference, 6 September 2014, Bandar Sunway. Proceedings of the Sunway Academic Conference (2014). Sunway College Kuala Lumpur, Bandar Sunway, pp. 28-32. ISBN 978-967-13697-0-8

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Abstract

The purpose of the study is to evaluate pre-university students’ performance in elementary arithmetic in one local and four transnational programs at a private college in Malaysia. The D’Amore test is employed to measure the students’ proficiency in the basic mathematical skill. Overall, only 33.4% of students answered all questions correctly, which is very similar to levels of elementary mathematics deficiency found in other parts of the world. In comparing different academic programs, students of the local program are better than or compatible with those from the transnational programs in elementary arithmetic.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Author is with Sunway College Kuala Lumpur
Uncontrolled Keywords: pre-university; elementary mathematics; transnational education; local program
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Sunway College > Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY)
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2016 09:49
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2016 09:49
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/291

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