The Level of Possession of the Tenth-Grade Students of the Mathematical Generalization Ability in Light of Some Variables in Nablus City Schools

Mayada Sammar

Abstract


This study aims to discover the mathematical generalization ability among the tenth-grade students in Nablus city schools in Palestine; in light of gender, general academic achievement, the tendency towards learning mathematics, and the school type (public and private). The study population consisted of all the tenth-grade students in Nablus city in Palestine. The sample was a stratified random to control gender variable, and it consisted of (315) male and female students. The researcher used the descriptive method to achieve the study goals. The data were collected using the mathematical generalization test. The test psychometric coefficients were evaluated (reliability, difficulty, and discrimination). The results showed that the possession of the mathematical generalization ability among the students was low; especially in algebra and geometry domains, meanwhile, they had moderate levels in numbers and measuring domains. General academic achievement, the tendency towards learning mathematics, and the school type had impacts on the possession of the mathematical generalization ability; in the benefit of students with high performance and who prefer learning mathematics, and students of private schools. The study recommended fostering the mathematics teachers to use appropriate and relevant teaching methods in mathematical generalization ability, especially in algebra and geometry subjects.

Keywords


Mathematical Generalization; Mathematical Achievement; Tendency towards Mathematics.

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