Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Sciences and Teacher Profession (ICETeP 2018)

The Cognitive Structure of Students in Understanding Mathematical Concepts

Authors
Suharto Suharto, Wahyu Widada
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Suharto Suharto
Available Online April 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icetep-18.2019.16How to use a DOI?
Keywords
cognitive structure; understanding mathematical concepts
Abstract
The mathematics was a difficult subject for students to study in senior high school. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of cognitive structure of students in understanding mathematical concepts. The Samples were randomly selected as many as 140 students from the whole students of senior high school at the Kota Bengkulu. There are two the latent variable. It was the ability to understanding math concepts and cognitive structure. There are two and seven indicator variables, respectively. The research instrument was a test of the ability to understanding mathematical concepts and tests of cognitive structures. The data from the two tests were analyzed using Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). The results, the suitability of the whole model was good (i.e. model fit). Conclusion, there is a positive direct effect of cognitive structures on the ability to understanding mathematical concepts.
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