Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL 2018)

Eighth Grade Students Mathematical Problem Solving Ability: Public School Case

Authors
Ani Minarni, E. Elvis Napitupulu
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Ani Minarni
Available Online December 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aisteel-18.2018.139How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Eight grade, Mathematical problem solving, ability, Public school
Abstract
Mathematical problem solving ability (MPSA) plays an important role both in studying mathematics and in human daily life. It, therefore, makes sense if MPS becomes central and important to be grasped by the students from elementary to senior high school. Researchers had paid much attention on cultivating and fostering the students’ competency albeit the fact revealed that it remains belonged to a low category. This article reports the first stage of a research aimed at developing instructional materials based on discovery learning in order to improve students’ MPSA. The research takes place at four public junior high schools (PJHS) selected from Medan and District of Deli Serdang, Indonesia. The findings of the research are: (1) the students’ MPSA is low; (2) the students experience difficult at almost every aspect of MPSA; and (3) neither exists variation in using strategy nor does any aid to attain the solution, (4) The solution of the problem lacks of explanation.
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