### Abstract

Mathematical ability is a major contributory factor to the success of a student in any science course. This paper aims to determine the source of the difficulty that students often find when performing calculations in chemistry. Through the design and analysis of a set of chemistry questions and analogous mathematics questions, set in a Standard Grade context, it is revealed that a basic grasp of mathematics is missing.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 330-336 |

Journal | Chemistry Education Research and Practice |

Volume | 13 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2012 |

Externally published | Yes |