Proceedings of the SEMANTIK Conference of Mathematics Education (SEMANTIK 2019)

Errors of High School Students Solve Double Discount Problems

Authors
Lydia Lia Prayitno, Purwanto, Subanji, Susiswo, Ninik Mutianingsih, Agus Prasetyo Kurniawan
Corresponding Author
Lydia Lia Prayitno
Available Online 28 August 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200827.114How to use a DOI?
Keywords
interpretation, concept, operation, final answers
Abstract

Problem-solving is an integral part of the process of learning mathematics in schools that cannot be separated in daily life situations. One of the mathematical material that is found in a daily life situation is a discount. Shopping centers often give double discounts to their customers so the buyers are interested in shopping. A double discount is one of the materials taught in social arithmetic and is an interesting topic to be studied. But the study rarely discusses giving double discounts to high school students. So the purpose of this study is to describe the errors of high school students in solving the problem of double discounts. 122 high school students in the Surabaya, Sidoarjo and Gresik regions participated in the study to solve a double discount problem. Researchers collect student answers to be grouped and analyzed based on the errors they made. The results indicate there are four errors made by students in solving the double discount problem, that is (1) misinterpretation of the problem; (2) errors using discount principles; (3) operating errors, and (4) errors giving final answers. Teachers need to create a learning environment that habituates students to express their interpretations of problems to get appropriate solutions.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the SEMANTIK Conference of Mathematics Education (SEMANTIK 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
28 August 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-049-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200827.114How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, 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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