Hi-Math Mobile App: Effectiveness in Improving Arithmetic Skills of Primary School Students
Yussalita Md. Yussop1, Subashini Annamalai2, Sobihatun Nur Abdul Salam3
1Yussalita Md. Yussop, University Utara Malaysia.
2Subashini Annamalai, University Utara Malaysia.
3Sobihatun Nur Abdul Salam, University Utara Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 24 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 27 April 2019 | PP: 67-71 | Volume-7 Issue-6S2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10110476S219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: In this digital age, mobile technology has the potential to improve the primary students’ motivation who are not motivated and having the difficulties to concentrate in Mathematical classroom. A mobile app called Hi-Math was designed and developed as a game-based learning aid that is fun to learn the mathematical skills especially the arithmetic for the Year 3 students. This paper reports the result of a research done to investigate the effectiveness of a mobile app named Hi-Math to improve the arithmetic skills of Year 3 students. 44 students of Year 3 from three schools from Kedah, experienced the Hi-Math mobile app, and answered a set of questions to measure their arithmetic operation skills before and after the intervention. The findings suggest that all of the respondents agreed that the Hi-Math mobile app is usable and suitable in helping them to learn Mathematics in an easier way. Through the intervention of the mobile app, the students are able to answer arithmetic questions easily and it can motivate the students and increase their awareness of how fun mathematics can be. This mobile app is also beneficial to the parents and the teachers to assist the students in learning the arithmetic operations.
Keywords: Hi-Math; Arithmetic; Year 3; Primary; Mathematics.
Scope of the Article: Mobile Computing and Applications