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ERIC Number: EJ1204801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2087-8885
Students' Cognitive Processes in Solving Problem Related to the Concept of Area Conservation
Ekawati, Rooselyna; Kohar, Ahmad Wachidul; Imah, Elly Matul; Amin, Siti Maghfirotun; Fiangga, Shofan
Journal on Mathematics Education, v10 n1 p21-36 Jan 2019
This study aimed to determine the cognitive process employed in problem-solving related to the concept of area conservation for seventh graders. Two students with different mathematical ability were chosen to be the subjects of this research. Each of them was the representative of high achievers and low achievers based on a set of area conservation test. Results indicate that both samples performed more cyclic processes on formulating solution planning, regulating solution part and detecting and correcting error during the problem-solving. However, it was found that the high achiever student performed some processes than those of low achiever. Also, while the high achiever student did not predict any outcomes of his formulated strategies, the low achiever did not carry out the thought process after detecting errors of the initial solution gained. About the concept of area conservation, the finding also reveals that within the samples' cognitive processes, the use of area formula come first before students decided to look for another strategy such as doing 'cut-rotate-paste' for the curved planes, which do not have any direct formula. The possible causes of the results were discussed to derive some recommendation for future studies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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