Restructuring of Stem-Based Student Thinking in Constructing the Concept of Definition a Function

International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 10(3), 2019, pp. 795-806

12 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2019

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Ukhti Raudhatul Jannah

State University of Malang, Doctoral Program Mathematics Education, Students

Toto Nusantara

Mathematics Education Department, Universitas Negeri Malang

Sudirman Sudirman

Mathematics Education Department, Universitas Negeri Malang

Sisworo Sisworo

Mathematics Education Department, Universitas Negeri Malang

Faisal Estu Yulianto

Engineering Faculty, Madura University, Pamekasan, East Java, 69371

Date Written: March 2019

Abstract

This study is qualitative research. It is to restructure the STEM-based students thinking in constructing the concept of formal definition of a function based on the assimilation and accommodation process through the provision of scaffolding. The research subjects are two students chosen from 18 students by a consideration that the students meet the determined criteria. The results show both the first and the second subjects experience errors in relation, the general definition of a function, and algebraic representation. Errors in Cartesian product and numerical representation are also experienced by the second subject. Scaffolding by using questions and instructions in the process of assimilation and accommodation are used to reconstruct the concept of formal definition of a function. It is essential for the teachers to create assimilation and accommodation in their thinking process in order to help the students to understand formal definition of a function in appropriate ways.

Keywords: Definition of a function, constructing the concept of formal definition of a function, restructuring, student thinking, STEM education

Suggested Citation

Raudhatul Jannah, Ukhti and Nusantara, Toto and Sudirman, Sudirman and Sisworo, Sisworo and Estu Yulianto, Faisal, Restructuring of Stem-Based Student Thinking in Constructing the Concept of Definition a Function (March 2019). International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 10(3), 2019, pp. 795-806. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3456034

Ukhti Raudhatul Jannah (Contact Author)

State University of Malang, Doctoral Program Mathematics Education, Students ( email )

Indonesia

Toto Nusantara

Mathematics Education Department, Universitas Negeri Malang ( email )

Jl. Semarang 5
Malang, East Java 65145
Indonesia

Sudirman Sudirman

Mathematics Education Department, Universitas Negeri Malang ( email )

Jl. Semarang 5
Malang, East Java 65145
Indonesia

Sisworo Sisworo

Mathematics Education Department, Universitas Negeri Malang ( email )

Jl. Semarang 5
Malang, East Java 65145
Indonesia

Faisal Estu Yulianto

Engineering Faculty, Madura University, Pamekasan, East Java, 69371 ( email )

Indonesia

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