Setiawati, Santy and Herman, Tatang and Jupri, Al (2017) Investigating middle school students' difficulties in mathematical literacy problems level 1 and 2. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 909.


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The background of this study is the lack of mathematical literacy skills of students. The proficiency of students' mathematical literacy skills based on the results of the PISA 2015 study shows that Indonesian students at the proficiency level 1. This fact gave rise to this study which aims to investigate middle school students' difficulties in mathematical literacy problems level 1 and 2. Qualitative research was used in this study. An individual written test on mathematical literacy problems was administered, followed by interviews. The subjects of the study were 61 students grade VII in Bandung and 26 of them were interviewed afterward. Data analysis revealed that students' error in performing arithmetic most frequently observed. Other observed difficulties concerned understanding about algebra concept, applying arithmetic operation in algebraic expressions, and interpreting symbols to represent the unknown. In solving mathematical literacy problems, students use their prior knowledge, although sometimes not relevant to the questions. Based on the results, we suggest that mathematics learning in contextual learning and which invites students to participate in the processes of understanding the concepts.

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: 06 Aug 2020 03:51
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 03:51

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