Mathematics Communication of Middle School Students in Solving Geometry Problems Based on Spatial Intelligence
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- Mathematical communication, problem-solving, spatial intelligence
Students’ abilities in mathematical communication are related to their ability in problem solving. When students are able to communicate mathematically well, students understand concepts that are communicated both verbally and in writing. These abilities support students so that they are able to solve problems. The purpose of this study is to describe students ‘mathematical communication in solving geometry problems based on students’ spatial intelligence. This type of research is descriptive qualitative. This research was conducted at Takeran 1 Junior High School in the 2018/2019 school year. The research subjects consisted of two students, namely 1 student with high spatial intelligence and 1 student with moderate spatial intelligence. Data collection techniques using tests and interviews. Analysis of the data used is data reduction, data presentation and drawing conclusions. The results of the study are students with high spatial intelligence and are communicating mathematically by expressing mathematical ideas in the form of notations and mathematical symbols based on problems, and writing mathematical symbols in the form of formulas that will be used to solve problems. Students with high spatial intelligence interpret and evaluate mathematical ideas visually / graphically, state and use comprehensive representations to write and explain concepts and solutions to problem solving, and state conclusions from the results of problem solving more fully than students with moderate spatial intelligence. In addition, students with high spatial intelligence can evaluate ideas more thoroughly so that they are able to apply many or more problem solving strategies. Mathematical communication (both written and oral) students with high spatial intelligence tend to be better than students with moderate spatial intelligence.
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TY - CONF AU - Titin Masfingatin AU - Swasti Maharani AU - Intan Sari Rufiana AU - Ardhi Sanwidi PY - 2020 DA - 2020/08/28 TI - Mathematics Communication of Middle School Students in Solving Geometry Problems Based on Spatial Intelligence BT - Proceedings of the SEMANTIK Conference of Mathematics Education (SEMANTIK 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 151 EP - 160 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200827.135 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200827.135 ID - Masfingatin2020 ER -