Students' Misconceptions and Mistakes in General Mathematics Course Among Al-Quds Open University Students
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The aim of this study was to identify the misconceptions and mistakes made by students of a general mathematics course by analyzing the students' responses to the test questions. The study test consisted of five open-ended problems and interviews with some students. The sample of study consisted of 50 students enrolled in a general mathematics course at Al-Quds Open University. To analyze data, the descriptive analysis method was used. The results showed that some students have some misconceptions and misunderstandings in solving inequalities and operations on problem solving with fractional linear inequalities. The least ratio of common errors was (24%), which occurred when carrying out elementary algebraic operations, but the most common mistakes ratio was (46%),that occurred when students were asked to solve fractional linear inequalities.