Patterns Of Thinking Errors In Construction Mathematical Proof With Cognitive Map
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AUTHOR(S)
Anton Prayitno, Febi Dwi Widayanti
KEYWORDS
thinking error, mathematical proof, cognitive map, pattern of thinking error, rasional number, mixed methods.
ABSTRACT
This study aims to capture students' thinking error in the construction of mathematical proof, therefore this research is classified as a mixed methods. Student errors in mathematical proof are a reflection of her thinking. If these errors are not resolved, it will have an impact on students' thinking when working on further mathematical proof. This research was conducted on mathematics education students by asking students to complete proof of rational numbers. The results showed that the proof of thinking error occurs when students provide proof by providing a number or an example of a certain number. Actually students are able to do the proof that is given at the beginning of completing, but the resulting proof of the answer changes by entering numbers into the proof. The mistakes made by students are not only limited to corrections, but must be followed up by strengthening concept understanding and mastery of techniques and mathematical proof strategies.
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