Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Sciences and Teacher Profession (ICETeP 2020)

Overcoming Difficulties in Understanding the Linear Equation System Through the Ethnomathematics Approach in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Authors
Dewi Herawaty, Wahyu Widada, Abdurrobbil Falaq Dwi Anggoro, Shadaqnas Dewarif Tri Anggoro
Corresponding Author
Wahyu Widada
Available Online 1 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210227.022How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Student error, System of equations, Ethnomathematics approach
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Sciences and Teacher Profession (ICETeP 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
1 March 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-345-5
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210227.022How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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