Penggunaan Kaedah Garisan Nombor dalam Penyelesaian Masalah Struktur Kawalan Pengulangan Bahasa Pengaturcaraan
This study was conducted to give students an understanding of the problem of repetitive control structure problem in programming language. The respondents involved were 32 students of Semester 3 Diploma Program Digital Technology Session June 2017, Department of Information and Communication Technology, Politeknik Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin. The objective of this action study is to identify students' understanding of problem solving topics of repetitive control structures, to increase student comprehension on problem solving topics of repetitive control structures and to apply number line method in problem solving topic of repetitive control structure. The methods used are qualitative and quantitative methods. The data were collected using observation and Pre and Post Test methods. The results of this study found that 81.25% of respondents did not understand the questions and 87.5% respondents were weak in solving the problem of repetitive control structures. The action is completed within 2 weeks. The action plan is to demonstrate video teaching and learning to enhance students' understanding, doing exercises focus on past exam questions related to topics of repetitive control structures and students make additional exercises with lecturers using the number line method. The result shows that there is a 90.6% increase in percentage of students achieving excellent achievement. In conclusion, the data obtained has proven that the use of the number line method can be a new alternative in the teaching and learning process of Object Oriented Programming course.
Keywords: number line, repetition control structure, programming language.