Relationship between Learning Strategies in Mathematics and Learning Styles among IX Standard Students

R. Saraswathy*
*Department of Mathematics, Sri Sarada College of Education, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.
Periodicity:June - August'2019
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jsch.15.1.16426

Abstract

This research aims to investigate the relationship between learning strategies in mathematics and learning styles among IX standard students. The study included the categorical variables gender and medium of instruction. In this study, 88 students studying in IX standard from government, government aided, and private schools in Salem district, Tamil Nadu, India were selected through random sampling technique. Normative survey method was adopted for the study. Learning strategies in mathematics scale was standardized and it consisted of 68 statements with four strategies, viz. cognitive strategies, meta-cognitive strategies, non-informational resources management, and informational resources management. The second tool was Honey and Mumford's Learning Style Questionnaire, which consisted of 80 items on four styles, viz. Activist, Reflector, Theorist, and Pragmatist. The data collected from the samples are statistically analyzed by using percentage analysis and correlation technique. Result shows that information resources management strategy was the most followed learning strategy and reflector style was the most preferred learning style. Result also shows that there is significant positive correlation between learning strategies in mathematics and learning styles.

Keywords

Learning Strategies, Learning Styles, Mathematics, IX Standard Students.

How to Cite this Article?

Saraswathy, R. (2019). Relationship between Learning Strategies in Mathematics and Learning Styles among IX Standard Students. i-manager’s Journal on School Educational Technology, 15(1), 36-44. https://doi.org/10.26634/jsch.15.1.16426

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