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

Failure of Interpretation: Semiotic Representations in Fractional Problem Solving

Authors
Christine Wulandari Suryaningrum, Purwanto, Subanji, Hery Susanto
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Christine Wulandari Suryaningrum
Available Online 28 August 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200827.125How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Semiotic representation, problem-solving, fractions
Abstract

Semiotics is the study of signs. Signs are the result of thoughts used to find mathematical relationships with real-world objects and to represent abstract mathematical concepts. The purpose of this qualitative research is to analyze the failure of interpretation in the semiotic representation of elementary school students in solving fraction problems. To the subject given one problem-solving problem. From the results of the study, showing the subject uses visual representation. The subject solved the problem using pictures. The steps taken by the subject in solving the problem are correct but the subject is wrong in drawing the final conclusion that each Aqla sister gets a third portion of the pizza. Failure to interpret occurs when the research subject does not see the pizza picture given to Aqla’s grandfather. The subject failed in interpreting the semiotic representation of a picture of half a pizza given to grandfather and half a pizza given to Aqla’s three siblings. This happened because the subject ignored the pizza picture that was given to Aqla’s grandfather. The loss of subject attention to the half pizza picture of students accustomed to being given instructions by the teacher in solving problems

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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.200827.125How 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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