Penguasaan Asas Pertukaran Unit dalam Kalangan Pelajar Ulang Kursus Fluid Mechanics Politeknik Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin
This action research have been done to address the weakening of the unit conversion fundamental among Fluid Mechanics carry module students of Politeknik Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin. The respondents involved were 17 students from the June 2017 session class. The target group consists of 4 female students and 13 male students. The purpose of this study was to identify the students' knowledge base in unit conversion, to identify the causes of weakness and understanding of the students on the conversion of units. The research method used was mixed method by combining quantitative method by collecting data of questionnaire and pre and post- test method. The results of this study found that 58.8% of students could not distinguish between SI units and derivative units. Data analysis also showed that 58.8% of students imitate friends while doing tasks while 76.5% were unsure about converting of complex units. Pre-test showed that 76% of students were in poor performance and 24% in moderate performance. The execution of the action was completed within four weeks. The action plan was carry out the basic questionnaire of the unit conversion at the beginning of every lecture. The lecturer also included unit conversion elements in the End Of Chapter questions and exercises for this course as well as providing past years final exam questions to students and finalizing them during lecture discussions. The results found student performance in unit conversion was increased.
Keywords: unit conversion, carry module, fluid mechanics