Abdul Halim Abdullah

Abdul Halim Abdullah
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia | UTM · Department of Science & Mathematics Education and Creative Multimedia

Ph.D (Mathematics Education)
Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

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Introduction
Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Halim Abdullah received his B.Sc. (Edu) and M.Sc. (Edu) degrees in Mathematics Education from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He obtained his PhD degree in Mathematics Education from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He has been serving at the School of Education, UTM since 2006. His research areas are geometry thinking, higher order thinking skills (HOTS) in mathematics and technology-aided teaching and learning in mathematics. To date, he has received eight research grants as a Principal Investigator including one from Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA), plus 20 grants as a co-investigator. He was also involved as a researcher in a collaborative IRU-MRUN research between the Malaysian Research Universities and Australian Innovative Research Universities.
Additional affiliations
May 2019 - present
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
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  • Professor (Associate)
May 2019 - present
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
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  • Professor (Associate)
February 2015 - June 2018
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
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  • Project Manager

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Publications (246)
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The aim of this study is to find out the level of achievement of non-routine problem in Geometry and level of mathematical creativity among primary school students. In the study, quantitative and qualitative data were collected through tests and interviews with teachers. This study is a part of research design to develop a learning strategy that ca...
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Korea Selatan merupakan salah sebuah negara yang boleh dijadikan penanda aras Pencapaian tinggi pelajar Korea Selatan dalam pentaksiran antarabangsa, seperti TIMSS dan PISA berbanding pelajar Malaysia menunjukkan sistem pendidikan Korea Selatan terbukti berjaya menghasilkan pelajar yang mampu bersaing di peringkat global. Lantaran itu, Korea Selata...
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This study was conducted with two objectives: (a) to develop 3D geometry teaching strategies through SketchUp Make (SPPD-SUM), and (b) to study the effect of SPPD-SUM on visual-spatial skills (VSS). It was conducted in two stages. Stage I involved designing SPPD-SUM, whereas Stage II involved studying of the effect of SPPD-SUM on VSS. The activitie...
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Speaking skills is a crucial element which all students in Malaysian polytechnic should master. The new English syllabus introduced in Polytechnic is aimed at building confidence and fluency in English for students as well as enabling them to function effectively at the workplace. Majority of the Communicative English assessment requires students t...
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Excellent communication skills among graduates are very crucial for their future and career development. WhatsApp application is seen to have the potential to develop these skills since it has robust functions and features, easy to use, and free. However, there are still issues in implementing this application as a tool in developing communication...
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Various research has been conducted to enhance the employees' visualization skills in different areas and the importance and the role of visu-alization skills towards the employee's achievement, especially in the industry such as manufacturing, medical, oil and gas field, and many more. To improve visualization skills, the use of effective training...
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span>Mathematics is one of the most emphasized subjects and has grown immensely to provide a strong base for programs in science, engineering and technology. Training students in this field will give them the opportunity to improve their high order thinking skills (HOTS). But the students’ HOTS level is at low stage due to the learning approaches e...
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The purpose of this study was to determine the readiness of trainee teachers of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris for integrating 21st century learning (PAK-21) in teaching and learning mathematics in schools. The readiness of trainees was seen from the aspect of interest, knowledge and skills. The study was conducted on 40 teachers of Mathematics...
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Project-based learning (PBL) is one of the pedagogies that highly recommended to be implemented in mathematics classroom. This study aims to compare its implementation in middle school mathematics classroom in Malaysia and South Korea. A total of 71 Malaysian mathematics teachers and 51 South Korean mathematics teachers were involved in this study....
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Metacognition is the ability to think about thinking. One of the learning models in geometry is the van Hiele model, which consists of learning phases and geometry thinking level. However, geometry learning strategy in Indonesia does not stress metacognition and geometry thinking level. Hence, this study aims to examine the effectiveness of geometr...
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TIMSS 2019: Bagaimana Pencapaian Matematik Malaysia Berbanding Singapura?
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Continuous professional development initiatives among young researchers in higher education institutions
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Metacognition, or the ability to think about thinking, is essential in the development of geometric thinking. However, studies on the Van Hiele model and the application of metacognition on geometric thinking are still under-researched. This study aimed to provide a review of the Van Hiele model and the application of metacognition on geometric thi...
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Augmented Reality technology allows users to interact with virtual objects integrated into the real world and real-time. Augmented Reality technology is considered a potential tool to promote the teaching and learning process. This study aims to identify the trends of publications related to Augmented Reality (AR) in education, bibliometric review...
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As school leaders, novice principals faced some challenges within the first years of their leadership journey. This mixed-methods study explores the initial challenges faced by novice principals while leading their schools. At the same time, their countering strategies in handling the initial challenges are also being explored. A total of 168 novic...
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This study reports on the professional development and school leadership programmes requested by principals in Malaysian schools. A total of 557 principals provided feedback on their preferred school leadership and professional development programmes which they believed as essential to be effective school leaders. Based on their feedback, mentoring...
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Results from international assessments focusing on the use of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) show that Malaysian students perform poorly in Data Handling. At the same time, the Malaysian education system is undergoing a dramatic change in which information and communications technology (ICT) is integrated into the education system in order to...
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This study compares the assessment practices of Malaysian and South Korean lower secondary school mathematics teachers to help explain the differences that have been found consistently between the achievement levels of Malaysian and Korean students in the TIMSS and PISA. A set of questionnaires was developed and used. It consists of item in three c...
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Mobile Assisted Language Learning or MALL is a new approach of language learning that deals with the use of mobile devices. Mobile devices such as smartphones, PDAs, computer tablets are the example of devices that provide easy access for every learner without the constraints of both place and time. The purpose of this study is to examine the effec...
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Mathematics problem-solving is an important skill that students must master in mathematics learning. Without these skills, students find it difficult to solve real-life problems. In this regard, researchers have been interested in the efficacy of problem-solving lessons because problem-solving is a major focus in mathematics education. Internationa...
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Developing information, media and technological fluency, and optimising ICT as a source of information are among the components in the 21 st-century pedagogy in the mathematics classroom. Malaysia and South Korea emphasise the use of technology in mathematics classes, as stated in their mathematics curriculum. In this regard, this study identifies...
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Computational thinking is one of the aspects emphasised in the Malaysian education system. However, the learning aids in the form of mobile applications that support computational thinking for mathematics are very limited in Malaysia. With that notion, this study aims to develop a mobile app for conceptual recognition pattern which is one of the sk...
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The importance of Mathematics in the field of Science and Technology is indisputable. Moreover, Mathematics' achievement is often associated with educational quality. The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA, 2012) reported that Malaysia has scored below the international average as indicated by the Organization for Economic Cooperati...
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Keynote Speaker at the International Conference of Elementary Education and Technology (ICEET)
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Data Handling is an important topic in the Mathematics Primary Curriculum as it brings the real world of seeing data to students. However, the assessments of PISA and TIMSS indicated that the level of Malaysian students' performance and Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) in Data Handling is declining. Thus, this study was designed to develop activ...
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The English voiceless stop /p/ and voiced stop /ɡ/ are absent in the consonant inventory of Arabic. This difference provides a fertile ground for empirical research in L2 speech learning among Arab L2 speakers of English. The current study, therefore, aims to explore the English stop voicing contrast as produced by Arab native speakers. Focusing on...
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The main challenge in teaching is to build experiences that include students and promote their thinking processes required to make meaning of those experiences. Thinking is unique for human beings and is characterized as a continuous rebuilding of high-level mental abilities that are consciously developed over time to create a more sophisticated st...
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Learning school geometry and development of geometric thinking skills required a careful selection of strategy, that provides collaborative learning behaviors, use of appropriate tasks, and materials. Thus, teaching and learning should be meaningful not just merely transmission and absorption. Hence opportunities should be given for students to exp...
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Motivation is an aspect heavily emphasized in a mathematics class to produce a quality human capital. However, students’ motivation towards mathematics is still low while students’ performance in mathematics is declining. The students' lack of motivation toward mathematics could be attributed to ineffective learning strategies in mathematics classr...
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This study aims at designing, developing and evaluating the effectiveness of a learning strategy known as linear algebra peer tutoring strategy (LAPTS) in a polytechnic classroom setting in order to develop students mathematical thinking processes (MTPs) based on Mason's approach. Preliminary investigations were conducted on the conventional teachi...
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Geometric thinking (GT) skills is an integral part of the mathematics curriculum. A substantial research study ware done to investigate the effectiveness, as well as the impact of different approaches used in developing the GT skills of students at the different levels of schooling. Therefore, in this research, a systematic review in the area of ge...
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The production of English sounds by non-native speakers of English has been extensively discussed in the phonetic literature, particularly in the areas of second language speech production and pronunciation instruction. The current study aims to explore the production of the English affricates /tʃ/ and /dʒ/ by Yemeni EFL learners of English. The pr...
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This paper shares the working process that has been carried out in a postgraduate mathematics teacher education course known as Technology in Mathematics Education. Many efforts around the world attempt to train student teachers on the use of technology without giving much attention to appropriate instructional model. Our
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Learning difficulties in Mathematics causes students to struggle with the numbers, formulas, calculations, concepts and related shapes because it takes student's patience and persistence. Therefore, the objective of this study is to investigate the learning difficulties encountered by students in 'Shape and Space' topic. The contributing factors fo...
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Linear algebra is one of the inevitable advanced mathematics courses that many students experience at the Polytechnic level which plays a significant historical role in the development of many mathematical structures. Research from previous works found that among the causes of the students’ poor understanding of the basic concepts of linear algebra...
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Thinking is unique to human beings in a way that it makes them the super power creatures of all time. One of the highlighted aspects in producing human capital of high quality is through the concept of thinking skills as it is use in describing thinking that is purposeful, reasoned, and goal directed. The students’ ability to think mathematically a...
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Geometric thinking plays an important role in geometric achievement. It is also important in other fields, such as architecture, engineering, film, science, graphics, and arts. However, in Indonesian education curriculum, teaching and learning geometry does not emphasise the geometric thinking skills. Several studies revealed that Indonesian studen...
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The concept of Higher-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) is one of the highlighted aspects in producing human capital of high quality. However, the level of HOTS among students in Malaysia is still at a lower stage. Among the causes of this problem is the learning strategy used in classroom, which is less effective in creating and enhancing HOTS optimall...
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Research in mathematical problem-solving has been studied extensively. However, studies on non-routine mathematical problem-solving across multiple intelligences are limited. Therefore, this research identifies the behaviour patterns and non-routine mathematical problem-solving strategies based on multiple intelligences among primary school pupils....
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The aims to investigate the impact of infusing truth-seeking and open-mindedness on mathematical problem-solving toward students' dispositions and achievement. It was qualitative in nature, with an exploratory descriptive methodology, and a total of 20 in-service mathematics teachers from Indonesia were involved in the study. These participants wer...
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Mathematics Basic Calculation Skills Program (ProTiM) education system has been implemented in Malaysia in September 2006 as a recovery program, with the focus on improving Year 4 pupils Mathematics performance. However, no study has been conducted to measure its effectiveness. Hence, this study was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of the...
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Data Handling is a very important subtopic in statistics that brings learners out into the real world of seeing data; however, the level of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) in Data Handling among Malaysian students is declining. Thus, this study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of active learning using smart board programme in enhanci...
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This research aims to observe the influence of e-learning on metacognitive enhancement in mathematical problem-solving. The e-learning environment would encourage students to play more active roles in their learning. This research involves the students of Mechanical Engineering Department enrolled in the subject of Engineering Mathematics 4. It was...
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In the 21st century, the process of teaching and learning STEM subjects must shift from teacher-centered dominated learning process to students-centered. In this process, students can actively carry out the learning activity and make an experiment to reach their own conclusions. For this reason, this study designed a learning strategy on geometry c...
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The articles in this ebook are contributed by researchers who have conducted Best Practices in Education Management: Teaching, Learning and Research. https://kaizentrenovationpublishing.com COMPARISON APPROACH IN MATHEMATICS LEARNING: A META-ANALYSIS Ilda Salwani Ameer Hamza, Abdul Halim Abdullah, and Sharifah Osman Abstract Comparison approach...
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This study compares Malaysian and Korean geometry content in mathematics textbooks to help explain the differences that have been found consistently between the achievement levels of Malaysian and South Korean students in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Studies have shown that the use of textbooks can affect stude...
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Generasi masa kini merupakan generasi digital yang dibesarkan dalam persekitaran teknologi canggih yang sentiasa berkembang dari semasa ke semasa. Persekitaran ini mempengaruhi mereka dalam pelbagai perkara seperti cara mereka berfikir, bergaul dengan rakan sebaya dan pastinya cara mereka belajar berbeza dengan cara pembelajaran pada zaman sebelum...
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Comparison approach is a cognitive process that is often used in a variety of domains specially to support effective mathematics learning. Students with low mathematical proficiency often make mistakes when solving a mathematical problem using different types of solving strategies. These mistakes can be prevented by presenting different strategies...
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Collaboration activities in mathematics classes are activities that actively involve students. Collaborative learning is one of the features in the 21st-century pedagogical framework. Many studies have shown the positive impact of the activities collaboration in groups of students on various aspects such as mathematics achievement, concept understa...
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Digital smart board is one of interactive technology tools which has been used widely in schools to facilitate teaching and learning. Empirical evidence shows that digital smart board allows students to construct their knowledge while mastering more advanced thinking skills. Thus integration of digital smart board facilitates active learning, which...
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Reflective practice is pivotal in ensuring the implemented process of teaching and learning are effective and benefits the students. Through the implementation of reflective practice, all weaknesses and strengths of the educators can be identified and action for improvement can be planned. However, previous research found that majority of educators...