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A Preliminary Analysis of Students’ Problem-Posing Ability and its Relationship to Attitudes Towards Problem Solving

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Author(s): Effandi Zakaria | Norulbiah Ngah

Journal: Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
ISSN 2040-7459

Volume: 3;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 866;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Attitudes | confidence | perseverance | problem posing | willingness

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to identify students’ problem-posing ability and students' attitude towards problem solving. In addition, this study will also determine the relationship between students’ problemposing ability and attitude towards problem solving. The sample consisted of 35 form 4 secondary school students. Two instruments were used: the Mathematical Problem-Posing instrument and the Attitudes towards Problem Solving instrument. The results revealed that students are capable of posing a 'Due Problem "better than" Uno Problem'. Perseverance and confidence were moderate, while the dimensions of willingness were at a high level. The findings also found no correlation between students’ problem-posing ability and students' attitude towards problem solving.
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