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Title: 
Elements of ancient Chinese mathematics for pre-university students
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Keywords: 
Ancient Chinese mathematics
Attitudes towards mathematics
Pre-university
Issue Date: 
2010
Citation: 
Ng, W. L., & Chua, K. J. (2010). Elements of ancient Chinese mathematics for pre-university students. The Mathematics Educator, 12(2), 3-24.
Abstract: 
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of an Ancient Chinese Mathematics Enrichment Programme (ACMEP) on pre-university students’ attitudes towards mathematics. A total of 37 students took part in this study and a mathematics attitudes scale was administered prior to and after the ACMEP which consisted of 4 sessions of one hour duration each, held once a week, conducted during curriculum time. Results of statistical analysis revealed that the post-ACMEP mathematics attitudes survey overall mean score was higher (t = 1.99, df = 31, p = 0.06) than that of the pre-ACMEP mathematics attitudes survey, with an effect size of 0.40. Overall, the conduct of the ACMEP appeared to improve pre-university students' attitudes towards mathematics.
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ISSN: 
0218-9100
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