Numerical skills of primary school students
Keywords:Keywords: numerical skills.
Learning numerical skills plays an essential role in the teaching of mathematics. If students do not develop and improve their skills, this will hinder their learning of mathematics. (Abu Zina, 2010) indicated that one of the objectives of teaching mathematics at the primary level is omit to acquire concepts and numerical skills that enable learners to employ and use them in their daily lives, and in their dealings with others (Abu Zina, 2010: 56).
The aim of the current research is to identify the level of possession of numerical skills by primary school students.
A test consisting of (23) objective paragraphs was prepared and distributed over five skills, namely (numbers and numbers, arithmetic operations and estimation of their outputs, sentences and numerical relations, life problems, and mental arithmetic) and was applied during the school year 2021-2022 on a sample of sixth grade students consisting of omit (260) students, the application of the test began on Sunday (13/3/2022), and the following results were reached:
There is a statistical significant difference at the level of significance (0.05) between the hypothetical mean of the test and the arithmetic mean of the grades of sixth graders in the numerical skills test in favor of the hypothetical mean.
The researchers made several recommendations, including educate mathematics teachers about the importance of students' numerical skills as one of the important goals of teaching mathematics, as well as rehabilitating and training them through strengthening courses.