Proceedings of the International Conference of Mathematics and Mathematics Education (I-CMME 2021)

# Analysis of 7th Grade Student’s Mathematical Understanding in Solving Sets Problem: A Perspective of Skemp Understanding Theory

Authors
Intan Rachmawati1, *, Budi Usodo2, Sri Subanti3
1Postgraduate of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia
2Department of Mathematics Education, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia
3Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia
*Corresponding Author. Email: intanrachmawati98@student.uns.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Intan Rachmawati
Available Online 23 November 2021.
DOI
10.2991/assehr.k.211122.018How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Mathematical understanding; Skemp understanding; Set problem
Abstract

The key word to success in learning mathematics is mathematical understanding. Mathematical understanding is very important because it can train students’ ability to relate one concept to another. Skemp states that understanding was divided into two types, there were instrumental understanding and relational understanding. The purpose of this study was to describe the mathematical understanding of 7th grade junior high school students in solving set problems based on Skemp’s theory of understanding. The type of research used is qualitative research with a descriptive approach. Subject selection using purposive sampling technique. The subjects in this study were three grade VII students who were divided into three categories of high, medium and low ability. The data were obtained using a mathematical understanding test and interviews. Data analysis was carried out in stages, there were data collection, data reduction, data analysis, and drawing conclusions. The results showed that a student with high ability has good mathematical understanding because she can fulfill most of the indicators of understanding, where she being able to understand the questions well so that she can analyze the questions and solve the questions given. Meanwhile, students with moderate and low abilities have poor understanding of mathematics, where students cannot understand the purpose of the problem properly. The indicators that are met are only indicators of grouping objects based on needs and providing examples of concepts.

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© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference of Mathematics and Mathematics Education (I-CMME 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
23 November 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-463-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
10.2991/assehr.k.211122.018How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

### Cite this article

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