Mathematical ability is a major contributory factor to the success of a student in any science course. This paper aims to determine the source of the difficulty that students often find when performing calculations in chemistry. Through the design and analysis of a set of chemistry questions and analogous mathematics questions, set in a Standard Grade context, it is revealed that a basic grasp of mathematics is missing.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Chemistry Education Research and Practice|
|Early online date||3 May 2012|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Jul 2012|
- chemical calculations
- mathematical deficiencies
- mathematical abilities