Environmental Factors That Influence Students’ Motivation in Learning Mathematics: A Case Study
This study was conducted to determine the influence of environmental factors on students' interest in mathematics. The research design was a qualitative method which consisted of a structured interview, documents and reflection journals as research instruments in the study. The study participants were from pre-diploma and diploma students who took social and technological mathematics at A Vocational College. This research only focused on the factors influencing the learning environment. 15 students and seven teachers /lecturers were used as volunteer participants. The physical factors were chalk, board, arrangement of tables and chairs as well as classroom temperature. Other factors were teachers / lecturers and teaching and learning duration, peers and parents. Other relevant factors were classroom’s physical environment, smell and cleanliness. Curriculum and internet line were also discussed. The respondents were selected using random sampling from different classes.