International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education

An Evolving Research to Tackle Teaching and Learning Challenges during Differential Equations Course: A Combination of Non-routine Problems and Teacher Training
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Reference: Bibi A, Ahmad M, Shahid W, Zamri SNS, Abedalaziz NAM. An Evolving Research to Tackle Teaching and Learning Challenges during Differential Equations Course: A Combination of Non-routine Problems and Teacher Training. Int Elect J Math Ed. 2019;14(3), 647-656. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/5777
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Reference: Bibi, A., Ahmad, M., Shahid, W., Zamri, S. N. S., & Abedalaziz, N. A. M. (2019). An Evolving Research to Tackle Teaching and Learning Challenges during Differential Equations Course: A Combination of Non-routine Problems and Teacher Training. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 14(3), 647-656. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/5777
Chicago
In-text citation: (Bibi et al., 2019)
Reference: Bibi, Aisha, Mushtaq Ahmad, Wajeeha Shahid, Sharifa NorulAkmar Syed Zamri, and Nabeel Abdallah Mohammad Abedalaziz. "An Evolving Research to Tackle Teaching and Learning Challenges during Differential Equations Course: A Combination of Non-routine Problems and Teacher Training". International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education 2019 14 no. 3 (2019): 647-656. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/5777
Harvard
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Reference: Bibi, A., Ahmad, M., Shahid, W., Zamri, S. N. S., and Abedalaziz, N. A. M. (2019). An Evolving Research to Tackle Teaching and Learning Challenges during Differential Equations Course: A Combination of Non-routine Problems and Teacher Training. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 14(3), pp. 647-656. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/5777
MLA
In-text citation: (Bibi et al., 2019)
Reference: Bibi, Aisha et al. "An Evolving Research to Tackle Teaching and Learning Challenges during Differential Equations Course: A Combination of Non-routine Problems and Teacher Training". International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, vol. 14, no. 3, 2019, pp. 647-656. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/5777
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Reference: Bibi A, Ahmad M, Shahid W, Zamri SNS, Abedalaziz NAM. An Evolving Research to Tackle Teaching and Learning Challenges during Differential Equations Course: A Combination of Non-routine Problems and Teacher Training. Int Elect J Math Ed. 2019;14(3):647-56. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/5777

Abstract

Teaching and learning of differential equations (DEs) have a prominent role in all the fields of education. In spite of its prominence and frequent applications, teaching and learning of DEs is still considered as one of the most difficult, particularly at pre-university level. This is because, the topic of differential equation along with differentiation and integration is only introduced first time at the 12th year of study or at pre-university level, and the students have no previous knowledge and understandings of this topic. Therefore, the aim of current study is to determine whether teaching and learning of DEs is a challenging task and also, to find out the ways these challenges can be tackled to develop a better understanding for differential equations problem solving. Results showed that teaching and learning of differential equation is not only a difficult part of the mathematics as compared to algebra, trigonometry but also demand high level of conceptual understanding and special efforts for solving differential equation problem. Addition of non-routine problems has been found major factor to enhance teaching and learning. Teacher should also be properly equipped and trained, so that they may educate both routine and non-routine differential equation problem.

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