Student difficulties in solving covariational problems

Authors

  • Sandie Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Malang, Malang, 65145, Indonesia
  • Purwanto Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Malang, Malang, 65145, Indonesia
  • Subanji Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Malang, Malang, 65145, Indonesia
  • Erry Hidayanto Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Malang, Malang, 65145, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33750/ijhi.v2i2.38

Keywords:

Covariational reasoning; students’ difficulties; covariation.

Abstract

This study discusses the difficulties of students in solving covariational problems. The study was conducted on 25 students with 6th-semester studies who had completed calculus courses. Students are asked to verbalize what they think while solving problems (think aloud). Next, students are interviewed with an in-depth interview technique to explore the thinking process. The results showed 88% of students had difficulties when given covariational problems. Students are familiar with mathematical problems with counting operations. When given a problem without information, students experience difficulties. 

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Published

2019-06-28

How to Cite

Sandie, Purwanto, Subanji, & Hidayanto, E. (2019). Student difficulties in solving covariational problems. International Journal of Humanities and Innovation (IJHI), 2(2), 42–47. https://doi.org/10.33750/ijhi.v2i2.38

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Research Article