Mini-Review: Issues of Application Utilisation in Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Malaysian Education System


  • Nurul Ain Saipudin School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Nornazira Suhairom School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Noorul Amilin Saipudin Department of Mathematics, Science and Computer, Politeknik Tuanku Sultanah Bahiyah, Kulim Hi-Tech, Kulim, 09000, Kedah, Malaysia
  • Abdul Halim Abdullah School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Shuhada Abdul Raof School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310, UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia



Teaching and learning, mathematics, application tools, ICT, educator


This mini review reported the latest studies done in Malaysia from 2018 to 2022, which related to the issues of mobile/software application utilisation in teaching and learning mathematics for both students and educators in the Malaysian education system. Eight studies were selected through systematic selection, namely from Mendeley, Scopus, and Google Scholar. The findings of the review have identified five key issues related to teaching and learning mathematics using applications in the Malaysian education system. It includes (1) application design and development; (2) self-efficacy of the students; (3) ICT literacy, training, and facilities; (4) value of educator-student relationship; and (5) educator willingness and satisfaction. This study indicates that the aforementioned five key issues and the accompanying suggestions apply to all education levels in Malaysia – primary, secondary, and tertiary. This study concludes by suggesting further investigation of a mathematics educator’s satisfaction in terms of the application’s effectiveness to meet their limited teaching plan, schedule, time, cost, and facility. By understanding these situations, the teaching quality of educators may be boosted, and students’ mathematics achievements may be enhanced too.


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How to Cite

Saipudin, N. A., Suhairom, N. ., Saipudin, N. A. ., Abdullah, A. H. ., & Abdul Raof, S. . (2022). Mini-Review: Issues of Application Utilisation in Teaching and Learning Mathematics in the Malaysian Education System . Sains Humanika, 15(1), 47–56.