Conceptual Errors of Students in Solving Mathematics Problems on the Topic of Function
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- Conceptual errors, solving mathematics problems, function topic
The purposes of this study were to describe the students’ conceptual errors in solving mathematics problems on the topic of functions and the cause of errors. This research is categorized into qualitative research with a descriptive-explorative approach. Diagnostic tests and interviews are the data collection techniques of this study. The research subjects are four selected students out of the total twenty eight students, who were evenly divided into two categories, namely, high-ability and low-ability. The results of the survey are that in low ability students, conceptual errors were found to be systemic from problem-solving besides algebraic operational errors and understanding of the instructions for solving problems. In high-ability students, there are errors in the operation of addition and errors in concluding. Solutions that can be applied to these problems are building an understanding of the concept of function operations, group learning, and intensive practice questions. Meanwhile, high ability students need to improve a more conducive learning environment.
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TY - CONF AU - Irham PY - 2020 DA - 2020/10/27 TI - Conceptual Errors of Students in Solving Mathematics Problems on the Topic of Function BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Education, Science, and Technology (ICEST 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 324 EP - 327 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201027.067 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201027.067 ID - 2020 ER -