CHARACTERISTICS OF THINKING PROCESSES OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH HIGH-CAPABILITY IN UNDERSTANDING MATHEMATICS PROBLEMS

Baiduri, Baiduri and Taufik, Marhan (2014) CHARACTERISTICS OF THINKING PROCESSES OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH HIGH-CAPABILITY IN UNDERSTANDING MATHEMATICS PROBLEMS. In: The 1st Sriwijaya University Learning And Education International Conference (SULE-IC) 2014. Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Sriwijaya University , Palembang, South Sumatera, Indonesia, pp. 691-701. ISBN 978-602-70378-0-9

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    Abstract

    This paper is aimed at analyzing characteristics of thinking processes of the elementary schools students with high capability in mathematics in understanding mathematics problems. Two fifth year elementary school students, male and female, with good capability were chosen as the subject. Data were collected through in-depth interviews and task analysis based on the task of mathematical solution. Data credibility were made by continuous and consistent observations and perseverance improvement, time triangulation and member check. Data were analyzed using a flow model covering data reduction, data presentation and conclusion drawing. The results showed that there is a similarity in the thinking process of female and male students in understanding problems, namely constructing relation in and among elements of what is known, what is asked, giving meaning to important words and phrases, and the use of symbol. For female students, relation is also constructed using contraction, although there is difference of the relation constructed in and among the elements. The relation the female students constructed is richer than that of male students. Characteristics of their thinking processes are grouped into situation and established models. Key words: Thinking process, Mathematics problem, Understanding mathematics problems, Capability in mathematics

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Q Science > QA Mathematics
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Mathematics and Sciences Education > Mathematics Education
    Depositing User: Dr, M.A. Hartono Hartono
    Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 15:22
    Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 15:22
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/6833

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