Project Title Steal My Buttons
Project Category Innovation
Abstract We noticed students view probability as a quite difficult to understand topic. They have difficulty understanding basic terms such as experiment, sampling space, event, and the formula and so on. Therefore, the main goal of initiating this game is to attract students’ attention, enhance their understanding in the basic probability concepts and have fun at the same time. Every time when introducing the topic ‘Introduction to Probability’, to both science and social science programs, we could see that majority of the students expressed feelings of impassivity. Some even mentioned this is one of their disinterest topics since secondary school level. They do not understand many of the basic probability concepts that were imparted to them. This scenario became clearer where only a small group of students were able to solve and achieve reasonable scores in probability examination questions. In the case of the large group student, their problem solving skill is only limited to tree diagram questions, which they answered thorough familiarization of simple steps. In order to help students to think correctly about basic concepts in probability and to reduce their phobia in this topic, we have introduced the teaching innovation entitled ‘Steal My Buttons’ in our statistics classes this semester. Through this game, students are able to understand the basic concepts probability meaningfully. This game is applicable to any statistics courses. While the time and cost needed to implement this teaching innovation are minimal, the benefit reaped is very encouraging. In addition, materials prepared in this innovation can be reused in all subsequent statistics classes. Students enjoy learning while playing games. It is without doubt a good way to grab their attention and infuse them with proactive attitude when learning this topic.
Validation Status Validated
Validation Date 2017-11-20


Staff Status
Tuh Moi Hua Leader
Anniza binti Hamdan Member
Syah Runniza binti Ahmad Bakri Member
Ting Su Ung Member
Puteri Faida Alya binti Zainuddin Member


Event Name Event Date Event Level Achievement Event Venue
Invention, Innovation & Design and Sarawak Invention, Innovation & Design Pre-Selection 2017-07-24 Campus Participation Dewan Jubli Kampus Samarahan, UiTM Cawangan Sarawak