The Effect of Middle School Students' Metacognitive Awareness and Logical Thinking Skills on Success in Mathematics Course


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Akbayır K., Topçul İ.

Education Quarterly Reviews, vol.4, no.1, pp.617-626, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.31014/aior.1993.04.02.272
  • Journal Name: Education Quarterly Reviews
  • Journal Indexes: ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
  • Page Numbers: pp.617-626
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate The effect of logical thinking skills on the success of mathematics course

at the Metacognitive Awareness of Secondary School Students. The research was conducted in the Siirt city

centre of Fevzi Çakmak Secondary School with 120 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in 2018-2019 education

year. The data were collected through both Metacognitive Awareness Inventory Schraw ve Dennison (1994) and

the Test of Logical Thinking Skills Tobin and Capie (1981). During the research, the collected data were

analyzed using Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient, independent samples t-test, and linear

regression on SPSS. According to the results, a positive effect is evident the success of mathematics course

metacognitive awareness and logical thinking skills. There is a significant relationship between metacognitive

awareness and grade point average mathematics (GPAM) scores. In addition, there is a considerable relationship

between logical thinking skills and GPAM scores. The research results suggest that metacognitive awareness and

logical thinking skills are positive predictors of mathematics academic achievement. Also, it was examined

whether mathematics academic achievement, metacognitive awareness and logical thinking skills differ

according to gender. Results show that secondary school students’ mathematics academic achievement and

metacognitive awareness levels differ significantly in terms of gender. Female students are more successful than

male students. Besides, female secondary school students’ metacognitive awareness levels are higher than that of

male students. Also, the significant relationship was found between logical thinking skills with respect to the

gender.