PREFERENCE OF MATHEMATICS LEARNING STRATEGIES BASED ON GENDER

Bishnu Khanal

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This paper highlights the differences between boys and girls in their preference regarding learning strategies in mathematics. The study was conducted through a multistage sampling procedure with grade IX students in Nepal, 652 boys and 742 girls. The author adopted a mix method sequential explanatory design using a questionnaire, observations and interviews. The result shows that boys and girls have significant difference in their preferred learning strategies. Boys preferred elaboration, effort management and critical thinking strategies whereas girls preferred peer learning, help seeking and rehearsal strategies.

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Preferred learning strategies, cognitive strategies, resource management strategies, gender, mathematics

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