Analytical Thinking Process Of Student In Proving Mathematical Argument
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AUTHOR(S)
Arif Hidayatul Khusna
KEYWORDS
analytical thinking, proof, mathematical argument
ABSTRACT
In mathematics there are two concepts of thinking, analytical thinking and procedural thinking. Analytical thinking is needed because the objects studied in mathematics are abstract. Theorems, Definitions, and Lemmas are objects in mathematics. the arguments in this research are arguments in the form of definitions, theorems, and lemmas. The research subjects were 5th semester students of the Mathematics Education Department. The research instrument is a test question in the form of a description. The problem consists of one problem that asks students to prove a mathematical argument that exists in set material. The results of the study show that there are two subjects use the preanalytical thinking process which is characterized by the process of simplifying the theorem, determining the proof plan regardless of the conclusions of the theorem. One subject uses an analytical thinking process characterized by a process of simplifying theorems, determining the proof plan by considering the conclusions of the theorem.
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