Hareesol Khun-Inkeeree, Mohd Sofian Omar-Fauzee, Mohamad Khairi Haji Othman


Thailand government noted that mathematics is one of the basic subjects needed in all sphere of endeavor. With this, it is necessary to investigate the relationship between students’ attitude towards mathematics and their achievements. This study fulfills that by experimenting 100 students from Songkla province in Thailand using correlation analysis. It was found that there is positive relationship between students’ attitude towards learning mathematics and their achievement. In addition to this, further analysis using t-test presents that there is no difference between gender attitude and their achievement in mathematics. The result of this study implies that both male and female students has almost the same achievement in statistics because there is no significant difference in their achievement grade.


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