The effect of an intervention with teaching applications of mathematics on students’ attitudes and achievement

ABDALLAH ASLI, IULIANA ZSOLDOS-MARCHIS

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of an intervention with teaching applications of mathematics in other disciplines on Israeli high-school students’ motivation, achievement, and attitudes towards mathematics. The research was carried out in the 2021-2022 school year. A quasi-experimental, non-equivalent control group research design was used. The research sample was 101 students from 11th and 12th grades (17-18 years old), 50 students in the experimental group, and 51 students in the control group The research instruments were Tapia’s attitude towards mathematics inventory, mathematics achievement test in minimum-maximum problems, and classroom observation criteria. The results of the study showed that teaching applications of mathematics in other disciplines had a positive effect on students’ attitudes toward mathematics, increased students' motivation for learning mathematics, engaged more pupils in the learning process, and improved student achievement in mathematics.

Keywords

applications of mathematics, attitudes towards mathematics, mathematical achievement, motivation for learning mathematics

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26220/rev.4480

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