Teachers' Representation in Solving Mathematical Word Problem

Cholis Sa'Dijah, Nurrahmawati, Sudirman, Makbul Muksar, Lathiful Anwar

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Abstract

The use of multiple representations in mathematics learning plays a vital role to help students build conceptual understanding and solve mathematical problems. Therefore, teacher's insight and view about the use of multiple representations in teaching mathematics requires more attention. The present study is aimed to investigate how representations used by mathematics teachers in solving the word problems in their teaching. The subjects for this study are junior high school teachers of mathematics. The data analysis indicated that teachers tend to use one form of representations to solve the word problem rather than use all forms in their mathematics instruction. Implications of the study finding on teachers and their practices are to be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEMT 2018 - 2018 2nd International Conference on Education and Multimedia Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages85-89
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450365253
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2-Jul-2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Education and Multimedia Technology, ICEMT 2018 - Okinawa, Japan
Duration: 2-Jul-20184-Jul-2018

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Education and Multimedia Technology, ICEMT 2018
CountryJapan
CityOkinawa
Period02/07/201804/07/2018

Keywords

  • Mathematics instruction
  • Mathematics teachers
  • Multiple representations
  • Word problem solving

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