Critical Thinking Process Of Junior High School Students In Mathematical Problems Solving Based On Learning Styles

Andik Saputro(1Mail), Ketut Budayasa(2), Endah Rahaju(3),
(1) Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Indonesia
(2) Departement of Mathematics Education, Postgraduate of State University of Surabaya, Surabaya, 60231, Indonesia
(3) Departement of Mathematics Education, Postgraduate of State University of Surabaya, Surabaya, 60231, Indonesia

Mail Corresponding Author
Copyright (c) 2020 Andik Saputro

DOI : https://doi.org/10.33122/ijtmer.v3i2.135



Abstract


The purpose of this study is to describe the critical thinking process of eighth grade junior high school students in solving mathematical problems in terms of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles. This type of research is a descriptive exploratory study with a qualitative approach. The subjects in this study were one female student with a visual learning style, one female student with an auditory learning style, and one student with a kinesthetic learning style. All three of these subjects have intermediate and equivalent mathematical abilities. Data collection is done by giving assignments and interviews conducted twice.The results obtained in this study are (1) The critical thinking process of eighth grade junior high school students with visual learning styles in solving mathematical problems, namely at the stage of understanding the problem, the subject does interpretation, analysis, evaluation, inference, and explanation. (2) The critical thinking process of eighth grade junior high school students with auditory learning styles in solving mathematical problems, namely at the stage of understanding the problem, the subject doing interpretation, analysis, inference, and explanation. (3) The critical thinking process of eighth grade junior high school students with kinesthetic learning styles in solving mathematical problems, namely at the stage of understanding the problem, the subject doing interpretation, analysis, evaluation, inference, and explanation. At the stage of preparing a plan for completion the subject conducts analysis, evaluation, inference, and explanation.


Keywords


Critical Thinking Process; Mathematical Problem Solving; Learning Style;

References


Arikunto (2006). Research Procedure: A Practical Ap-proach. Jakarta: Rineka Cipta

Biber, AC, Tuna, A. and Incikabi, L. (2013). "An Inves-tigation of Critical Thinking Dispositions of Mathematics Teacher Candi-dates". Educational Research. 4 (2), 109-117

Cornor. (2004). I Can Solve Problems. Glasgow City: Glasgow City Council

Gloria, CC (2015). Mathematical Competence and Per-formance in Geometry of High School Stu-dents. International Journal of Science and Technology. Vol 2, pp. 53-69

Gunawan, AW (2006). Genius Learning Strategy. Jakarta: Gramedia Main Library

Hudojo, H. (2005). Curriculum Development and Mathematics Learning. Malang: Malang State University

Johnson, EB (2009). Contextual Teaching and Learning, Bandung: Mizan Media Utama

Peter, E., (2012). Critical Thinking: Essence for Teaching Mathematics and Mathemathics Problem Solving Skills. African Journal of Mathemat-ics and Computer Science Research. 5 (3), 39-43

Polya, G. (1973). How To Solve It, A New Aspect of Mathematical Method. New Jersey: Princenton University Press

Siswono, Tatag YE (2002). Students Thinking Process in Submitting Questions. Surabaya State Uni-versity

Sugiyono (2013). Educational Research Methods: Quantitative, Qualitative and R&D Approaches. Bandung: Alfabeta

Tiruneh, Dawit. (2014). Effectiveness of Critical Thinking Instruction in Higher Education: A Systematic Review of Intervention Studies Higher Education Studies. 4 (1), 1-17

Yorganci, S. (2016). Critical Thinking Dispositions of Pre-Service Mathematic Teach-ers. Participatory Educational Research (PER). 3 (3), 36-46


Article Metrics

 Abstract Views : 184 times

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.