An Exploration of Metacognition and Its Effect on Mathematical Performance In Differential Equations

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Mary J Smith

Abstract

Research suggests that students who are “metacognitively aware learners” demonstrate better academic performance (Shraw & Dennison, 1994; Md. Yunus & Ali, 2008). In this research, the metacognitive levels for two classes of differential equations students were studied. Students completed a survey adapted from the Metacognitive Awareness Inventory (MAI) (Shraw & Dennison, 1994) at the start of the course. The questions chosen from the MAI were aimed at three components concerning the students’ knowledge about their cognition: declarative knowledge, procedural knowledge, and conditional knowledge.  Analysis shows student performance, as measured by the course grade, cannot be predicted by metacognitive awareness levels.

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Smith, M. (2012). An Exploration of Metacognition and Its Effect on Mathematical Performance In Differential Equations. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 13(1), 100-111. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/josotl/article/view/2071
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Mary J Smith, Boise State University

Department of Mathematics

Associate Professor