Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Education Symposium (AES 2018)

Learners’ Difficulties and Types of Errors in Topic of Limit

Authors
Anggit Reviana Dewi Agustyani, Atus Amadi Putra, Minora Longgom Nasution
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Anggit Reviana Dewi Agustyani
Available Online April 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aes-18.2019.77How to use a DOI?
Keywords
learners’difficulties; calculus; limit
Abstract
The problem of learning difficulties in calculus courses has become a hot topic in universities. Calculus is a compulsory course, which is not only studied by learners majoring in mathematics but also physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, etc. However, learner’s achievement in this course are still very concerning. Many learners fail in this course. Considering this problem, this study attempts to investigate difficulties and errors made by learners in understanding and solving calculus problem, with a particular focus on research topics associated to limit. To this aim, observation and documentation were conducted to reveal the data. The subjects of this study were learners of biology and science study program. The subjects were selected through certain consideration, purposive sampling technique. The research results about learner’s difficulties and errors made by learners are classified based on the steps of problem solving process, namely understanding the problem, planning a strategy, select a strategy, performing the strategy and verifying.
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Proceedings
3rd Asian Education Symposium (AES 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
April 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-709-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aes-18.2019.77How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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