TITLE

A STUDY ON INFLUENCE OF REASONING ABILITY ON MATHEMATICAL ABILITY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

AUTHOR(S)
Shivakumar T. S.; Suvarna, Mary
PUB. DATE
February 2014
SOURCE
Indian Streams Research Journal;Feb2014, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The mathematical forms today has more and more new applications for day to-day life and rapid growth of desired application helps to develop more and more new fields of mathematics. Reasoning skills are recognized as the key abilities for human being to create, learn, and exploit knowledge. The purpose of this study was to find out the influence of reasoning ability on mathematical ability of secondary school students in Shimoga District, Karnataka. The research examined the differences in mathematical ability according to sex as well as the differences in mathematical ability of students based on the level of reasoning ability. The study involved 100 form VIII standard students (50 boys and 50 girls). The Mathematical Ability Inventory constructed and standardized by the researcher and Verbal Reasoning constructed by George K. Bennett, Herold G. Seasbore and Alexander G. Women were used to measure mathematical ability and reasoning ability of students respectively. The data was analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to determine the mean, standard deviation, t-test, one-way ANOVA and Pearson's coefficient of correlation. The findings of the study showed that there was a significant relationship between mathematical ability and reasoning ability. This study also shows there is a difference in mathematical ability of students based on their level of reasoning ability, while low reasoning ability students have low level of mathematical ability. Therefore, teachers should strive to understand reasoning ability and implement teaching and learning strategies so that students can improve their reasoning ability. Computer programming enhances problem-solving abilities and promotes creativity and reasoning ability of students.
ACCESSION #
94827639

 

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