Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Advanced Multidisciplinary Research (ICAMR 2018)

Analysis of University Students’ Mathematical Representation in Solving Geometry Problems

Authors
Rezki Amaliyah AR, Nurfadilah Mahmud
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icamr-18.2019.9How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Mathematical representation, problem-solving, geometry
Abstract
This research is qualitative research with a descriptive, explorative approach. That aim is to describe the ability of students' mathematical representation in solving geometry problems. The population was all Mathematics Education Study Program who programmed the Basic Geometry Course. The sampling techniques were Stratified Sampling and Purposive Sampling. The instruments were an initial test to categorize the students’ problem-solving skill into three categories (high, medium, and low), a diagnostic test to get the external representation data, and interview guidelines to obtain the internal representation data. The instruments were valid and reliable. This study also conducted triangulation techniques to test the validity of the data. The results show that: Firstly, the high-ability students in solving geometry problem tended to present the visual representation appropriately, to write mathematical expressions inappropriate symbols, and to employ verbal representation at each stage in solving the problem. Secondly, the middle-ability students presented visual representations but less representative, used mathematical expressions but lack verbal representations. Finally, low-ability students in solving the geometry problem did not present appropriate visual representations, use little mathematical expression and limited verbal representations.
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Proceedings
1st International Conference on Advanced Multidisciplinary Research (ICAMR 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
April 2019
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978-94-6252-706-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icamr-18.2019.9How 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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