The Impact of Using Real Life Situation in Solving Linear Equations by Seventh Graders

Authors

  • Nabil Assadi Department of Mathematics Education, Sakhnin College, Sakhnin, 2173, Israel, IL
  • Wafiq Hibi Department of Mathematics Education, Sakhnin College, Sakhnin, 2173, Israel, IL

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2022-0006

Keywords:

linear equations, real life situations, seventh grade mathematics, mathematics curriculum

Abstract

The study aims to examine the impact of using real life situation in solving linear equations by seventh graders. In order to achieve the designated aim of the study, the study was conducted in one of the Arab schools in Israel. A sample of 20 average students was deliberately chosen depending on their educational achievement. Two approached were employed within the study; the qualitative approach and its quantitative counterpart. Results of the study clearly exhibit that student have undergone three stages: in the first stage, a development in the concept of “similar terms” was noticed. The second stage showed a development in the concept of “quantity comparison.” In the final stage of the study, the students became familiar with the concept of parity in the linear equations. In light of the researchers’ findings, the study could be concluded with some important recommendations and suggestions. Namely, to review the mathematics curriculum for the middle school students and recreating one that seriously tackles real life situations. Implementation of advanced technology and software within the mathematics class, and working on further research on the topic of the study are also highly encouraged.

 

Received: 23 September 2021 / Accepted: 16 November 2021 / Published: 3 January 2022

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Published

2022-01-03

How to Cite

Assadi, N. ., & Hibi, W. . (2022). The Impact of Using Real Life Situation in Solving Linear Equations by Seventh Graders. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 12(1), 51. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2022-0006