Rounding Windows : Reinforce Concepts of Rounding Numbers and Develop ICT Skills Among Special Needs (SEN)


This study was conducted to address the problems faced by special needs students (SEN) in the new Special Education Secondary School Standard Curriculum for Mathematics Form 1, which is topic of Rounding. The main problem identified among SEN in teaching and facilitating sessions is they have short attention span and uninterested in conventional ways. SEN require more time to comprehend a new concept plus, they also tend to forget if not applied. Therefore, they need hands-on and fun learning materials to support the learning process in accordance with 21st century learning (PAK21). This project-based learning is aimed to develop ICT skills and reinforce concepts of rounding numbers among SEN with collaborative, using of ICT and real-world problem solving in five weeks duration time. Intermediate function of SEN with Learning Disabilities need to collaborate in design, create and produce the learning materials properly. The 'Rounding Windows' kit where made by them is used to reinforce the basic concept of rounding numbers. Pupils are shown some examples and solutions to use rounding in daily routine. The Rounding Windows was registered copyright by MyIPO and SENs were involved to expose in exhibition booth and innovation competition. The findings identified through pre-test and post-test results demonstrates that students’ achievement in rounding skills increased after used this material. The post-test results showed 28.29% improvement from 54.00% to 82.29%. They also learnt to appreciate a particular thing as well as be responsible. They boost up their self-esteem on public, manage sales revenue of selling the learning kit and upgrade classroom facilities as an impact of this project. The conclusion of this study has been to improve students' ability, ensure inclusive and equitable quality education as state in no 4’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This approach could potentially be further expanded in the future.


rounding numbers, special needs, inclusive


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