Proceedings of the International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2020)

The Patterns of Changing Mathematical Representations in Solving Mathematical Problems Among Junior High School Students

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Dwi Priyo Utomo
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.044How to use a DOI?
Keywords
representation, verbal, visual, symbolic, intermediary
Abstract
The ability to represent mathematics is one of eight mathematical skills that must be acquired by students in Indonesia. The representation being shown remarks students’ basic ability to develop concepts and to think mathematically. Changes in mathematical representations are needed to understand mathematical problems. Mathematical problems that are naturally abstract can be changed into other forms that are more concrete and making them easier to understand. The purpose of the current study was to analyze and to describe the process of changes from one specific representation to other mathematical representations. The subjects of this study were the seventh graders who had completed an assignment sheet. Tests and interviews were conducted to collect the necessary data. The former was given to reveal the process of changing mathematical representation, while the latter was to complete and clarify the data. The data analysis technique included reducing data, describing data, and drawing conclusions. The current study has indicated that the process of changing practiced by the students encompassed; verbal to visual representations through symbolic intermediaries, verbal to symbolic representations without intermediary representation, symbolic to verbal representations without intermediary representation, symbolic to visual representations without intermediary representation, visual to verbal representations without intermediary representation, and visual to symbolic representations through intermediary representation of verbal representations.
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Proceedings
International Conference on Community Development (ICCD 2020)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
20 October 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-253-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201017.044How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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