Some Methods Used by Mathematics Teachers in Solving Equations

Baiduri Baiduri

Abstract


This current study aimed at analyzing and describing various methods used by mathematics teachers in solving equations. The subject of this study comprised 65 mathematics teachers in senior, junior, and primary schools respectively 15, 33, and 17 in numbers. The data were collected from the answers to the written tests containing four problems of equations. Data coding was conducted by two coding personnel to obtain credible data. The data were then analyzed descriptively. It has been found that the teachers have implemented a method for solving equation problems by means of operation on one side of equation and procedural operation. This method has been dominantly used by the teachers to solve to the first three problems. The other method was doing operation on both sides of the equation simultaneously by focusing on similar elements on both sides of the equation.

 

 


Keywords


Equations Problems, Mathematics Teachers, Solving Methods



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11591/edulearn.v12i3.6605

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Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn)
ISSN: 2089-9823, e-ISSN 2302-9277
Published by: Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) in collaboration with Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science (IAES)

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