Examining Mathematical Representation to Solve Problems in Trends in Mathematics and Science Study: Voices from Indonesian Secondary School Students

Dwi Priyo Utomo, Dita Latifatu Syarifah
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This study describes the mathematical processes in TIMSS (Trends in Mathematics and Science Study) to reflect issues. A descriptive qualitative methodology was used in this analysis as the research approach. The research allocated the respondent to the 6th grade students of Muhammadiyah 6 in the sub-district of Dau, Malang regency, East Java, Indonesia. Using a TIMSS 2011 test and interview, data was obtained. The results of the study showed that visual representation took place in both classes of high, medium, and low capacity. Students of high and low capacity conducted the symbolic representation process at the comprehension level, while students of medium capacity performed the symbolic representation process at the problem-solving stage. In addition, as they wrote topics, the writing of the conclusions was done by students who had high skill. Students who had medium potential when they wrote questions completed the writing of the conclusions. The students with a low level of skill wrote what was understood and asked about the issues.


Arithmetic abilities, Math learning disabilities, Math problem solving, Thinking process

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Utomo, D. P., & Syarifah, D. L. (2021). Examining mathematical representation to solve problems in trends in mathematics and science study: Voices from Indonesian secondary school students. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology (IJEMST), 9(3), 540-556. https://doi.org/10.46328/ijemst.1685

DOI: https://doi.org/10.46328/ijemst.1685


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