Overcoming Difficulties in Understanding the Linear Equation System Through the Ethnomathematics Approach in the COVID-19 Pandemic
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- Student error, System of equations, Ethnomathematics approach
The purposes of this study were to detect students’ errors in understanding the two-variable system of linear equations during the Covid-19 Pandemic; and produce mathematics learning techniques to overcome student errors in understanding the system of two-variable linear equations through virtual learning during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Based on the formulation of the research problem, this type of research is exploratory research. This qualitative research is a procedure to reveal the nature of the symptoms that arise from the ethnomathematics of Bengkulu people. The main instrument in this research is the researcher himself and is guided by other instruments in the form of assignment sheets about mathematics problems based on local culture, as well as interview guidelines. In each stage of subject selection, the process of data collection was carried out directly through task-based interviews, and immediately followed by data analysis (namely genetic decomposition analysis). Based on the students ‘genetic decomposition, alternatives were determined to correct students’ difficulties regarding systems of linear equations. The results of this study are that the students’ errors in concept, principal errors and operation errors. Students misrepresent the meaning of the system concept of variable linear equations. There are students who incorrectly apply the principles of elimination, substitution, and mixture to solve a system of linear variable equations. The technique of overcoming student errors during the COVID-19 pandemic is to apply an ethnomathematics approach that is taught through online learning (with the platform: learning management system and assisted by YouTube media). The conclusion of this research is that the students’ mistakes in understanding the system of linear equations are misconceptions, principles and operations, which can be overcome through online ethno-mathematics approaches and YouTube media.
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TY - CONF AU - Dewi Herawaty AU - Wahyu Widada AU - Abdurrobbil Falaq Dwi Anggoro AU - Shadaqnas Dewarif Tri Anggoro PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/01 TI - Overcoming Difficulties in Understanding the Linear Equation System Through the Ethnomathematics Approach in the COVID-19 Pandemic BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Sciences and Teacher Profession (ICETeP 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 129 EP - 137 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210227.022 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210227.022 ID - Herawaty2021 ER -