The Effect of Using Applied Mathematics Lessons On 7th Grade Students’ Attitudes Towards Mathematics
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This study aims to explore the effect of using applied mathematics lessons on 7th grade students’ attitudes towards mathematics in Qatari preparatory governmental schools. It investigates the change in students’ attitudes after being exposed to a series of applied math media content, customized based on the students’ environment. A quantitative research design approach was used by implementing an attitude towards mathematics measurement inventory (ATMI) before and after experiment for an experimental group and controlled group. The ATMI covers four dimensions which represent different aspects of the attitude. Eighty eight participants responded to the assessment surveys and provided their responses to the forty items in the questionnaire. The results showed a significant difference between the experimental group and the controlled group data in the dimensions of value and motivation. However, the analysis didn’t provide evidence of a significant change in participants’ enjoyment and confidence. This can be a result of the limited time of the experiment and the short duration of the media content compared to the length of the math classes. Therefore, a list of further investigation areas were provided, such as studying the proper media duration and the type of content that links mathematics more to daily life experiences.
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