An Analysis of Student Misconceptions in Learning Algebra Using Conventional Learning Model by Using Three Tier Test
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- Misconceptions; Three Tier Test; Algebra; Conventional Learning Model
This research investigates how seventh-grade students of SMP Negeri 17 Makassar have misconceptions when learning algebraic forms and operations. This study used a qualitative method to approach and explain the issue. The research subjects were recruited from seventh-grade students of SMP Negeri 17 Makassar with 6 subjects, 2 students with misconception (false negative) type, 2 students with misconception (false positive) type, and 2 students with misconception type. The instrument used in this study was the researcher himself as the main instrument assisted by algebra material diagnostic test and interview guide. Furthermore, this research collected its data through interviews, documentation, and a Three-Tier Test diagnostic test to find out students who have misconceptions. The stage of data analysis in this research was misconceptions data analysis in Learning Algebra. Data analysis of misconceptions in Learning Algebra used a qualitative description analysis with data reduction, data presentation, drawing a conclusion, and verification stages. The results of data analysis have provided this research with several significant findings. First, Three Tier-Test were given to seventh-grade students of SMP Negeri 17 Makassar. The findings suggested that 37% of total samples develop misconceptions, especially on materials related to algebraic concepts, algebraic elements, addition operations, subtraction operations, multiplication operations, and division operations. The second finding addressed the reasons causing students to have misconceptions about the algebraic materials. Factors such as students’ unfamiliarity with the algebraic concepts, lack of interest, and the conventional learning model contribute to students’ difficulty in understanding the algebraic concepts on the 7th-grade students of SMP Negeri 17 Makassar.
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TY - CONF AU - Zainal Abidin AU - Muhammad Darwis AU - Maya Sari PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/13 TI - An Analysis of Student Misconceptions in Learning Algebra Using Conventional Learning Model by Using Three Tier Test BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Studies in Mathematics (ICoESM 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 238 EP - 245 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211211.040 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211211.040 ID - Abidin2021 ER -