Problem solving skill of junior high school students on the solid geometry topic

  • F Rahmadeni Departemen Pendidikan Matematika, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
  • S Prabawanto Departemen Pendidikan Matematika, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
  • D Dasari Departemen Pendidikan Matematika, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Abstract

This study aims to investigate problem solving skills of junior high school students in solid geometry (cube, cuboid, prism, and pyramid) topic. A descriptive qualitative research study through individual written test (essay) was conducted to described problem solving skill of junior high school students. A test was given to 32 students of ninth grade in one of junior high school in Bengkulu, Indonesia. The result show that almost all student difficult to: 1) make strategy to solve the problem, 2) use the strategy planned before to solve the problem. This result of the study conclude that junior high school students have a low problem solving skills. The result of this study show us the need for developing an efffective learning which can fasilitate students in improving their problem solving skill.

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Published
2018-12-01
How to Cite
Rahmadeni, F., Prabawanto, S., & Dasari, D. (2018). Problem solving skill of junior high school students on the solid geometry topic. International Conference on Mathematics and Science Education of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, 3, 809-814. Retrieved from http://science.conference.upi.edu/proceeding/index.php/ICMScE/article/view/137