Designing learning continuum as a basis for constructing diagnostic test : its implementation for Algebra expression

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Kusaeri, Kusaeri (2014) Designing learning continuum as a basis for constructing diagnostic test : its implementation for Algebra expression. In: International Conference on Mathematics, Science, Technology, Education and Their Applications, 20 - 21 August 2013, Makasar.

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Algebra is well known as one of difficult subjects for most students of the second grade of Junior high schools. At least, there are two reasons namely. First, studying algebra requires students to learn Mathematic Language symbol which students are not familiar with especially when learning Arithmetic. Second, studying algebra demands students to develop the skill of abstract thinking and problem solving. Given this facts, Algebra creates more difficulty for student to study compared to Arithmetic. The aims of this research are: (i) to formulate learning continuum for algebra expression, (ii) to develop hierarchical concept based on learning continuum. The learning continuum and the hierarchical concept that have been developed are thus utilized to design diagnostic test with the purpose of detecting students’ misconception on algebra expression. This research is the type of research and development. Several steps to be undertaken are: (i) to identify the basic competence of the Algebra expression subject, (ii) to formulate the indicators, (iii) to design learning continuum, (iv) to develop hierarchical concept, (v) to construct diagnostic test, (vi) to obtain validation from the experts, and (vii) empirical testing. The findings have shown that (i) there are 136 learning continuum for the algebra expression that have successfully been formulated. All learning continuum are formulated based on the indicators of numerical, fraction, equation and inequality subject, and (ii) there are 4 groups of hierarchical concepts that have been developed based in learning continuum


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Matematika
Uncontrolled Keywords: Algebra; Learning Continuum; Diagnostic Test
Divisions: Karya Ilmiah > Prosiding
Depositing User: Editor : Ummir Rodliyah------
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2016 07:46
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2018 04:28

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