Authors : Sivapoorani Krishnasamy, Lew Sook Ling and Tan Choo Kim
Abstract: Mathematics is considered as prerequisite knowledge in all areas. It is an essential subject for all levels of institutions. In spite of mathematics plays an important part in all aspects of our everyday life, degradation of mathematics performance has been reported among Malaysian students. The use of Information Technology (IT) tools is omnipresent for the reason of its capability. Undoubtedly, IT Capabilities (ITCs) facilitate teaching and learning mathematics. However, there were lacking of ITCs such as IT skills, IT resources and confidence to apply IT tools to integrate teaching and learning mathematics. Difficulties were faced by teachers and students to obtain ITCs. Therefore, the main objective of this study is to design an appropriate ITC framework for improving the performance of mathematics. From the findings, IT tools enable ITCs; ITCs contribute better learning experiences better learning experiences lead to improved mathematics performance. The following sections of this paper will initially discuss the status of mathematics performance among Malaysian students internationally. Subsequently, we present a summary of existing IT tools and finally propose an ITC framework for improving teaching and learning Mathematics.
Sivapoorani Krishnasamy, Lew Sook Ling and Tan Choo Kim, 2016. Information Technology Capabilities for Mathematics Education in High School: Conceptual Framework. The Social Sciences, 11: 7574-7578.