Setiawati, Santy and Herman, Tatang and Jupri, Al An Analysis of Middle School Students’ Error in Solving Mathematical Literacy Problems Level 3 and Level 4. Jurnal Pendidikan MIPA. ISSN 1411-2531 (Submitted)

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The background of this study is the lack of mathematical literacy ability of middle school students at the proficiency level 4. This fact gave rise to this study which aims to describe middle school students’ error in solving mathematical literacy problems level 3 and level 4. Qualitative research was used in this study with a descriptive approach. The subjects of this study were 61 seventh grade students in Bandung consisted of 28 students from SMPN 14 Bandung and 33 students from SMPN 9 Bandung. An individual written test on mathematical literacy problems was administered, followed by interviews. The instrument consisted of four questions and interview guidelines. The questions were designed based on PISA problems on the proficiency of mathematical literacy level 3 and level 4. A written test questions were considered by two supervisors, three middle school mathematics teacher and some seventh grade students for the readability of the questions. Then, a written test questions were tested to get the validity of items and reliability. Data were analyzed descriptively based on written test results and interviews to confirm students’ work. The results of this study showed that 65.3% of students made mistakes in solving mathematical literacy level 3 and 73.68% of students made mistakes in solving mathematical literacy level 4. Students’ error that arise in solving these mathematical literacy problems are understanding the problem and choosing the information to get a solution. Based on the results, researcher suggest that the preparation of sentences in the mathematical literacy problem, it should be emphasized with the precise sentences, so that the purpose of the problem is well understood by students.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (FKIP) > Prodi Pendidikan Matematika
Depositing User: M.Pd. Santy Setiawati
Date Deposited: 15 May 2020 01:57
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 01:57

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