Students’ Open-Ended Problem Solving Strategy Based on Visual-spatial and Logical-mathematical Intelligence

Maulidna Wahyu Pratiwi, Rooselyna Ekawati


Problem solving and intelligence are connected each other. Every student has their own different intelligence. Intelligence affect students’ problem solving strategy. This research aimed at describing the strategy of geometry open-ended problem solving of visual-spatial and logical-mathematical student. This research includes as descriptive research with qualitative approach. The research subjects consists of two students which are one student with visual-spatial and one student with logical-mathematical intelligence. The result shows that student of visual-spatial can understand and solve the problem, however lack to pay attention to the word description, while student of logical-mathematical can solve the problem with attend all of the information as well. In solving problem, student of visual-spatial and logical-mathematical can connect the given information to gain new information, which is that strategy called as logical reasoning strategy. Then, student of visual-spatial and logical-mathematical use the known formula to gain new equation, which is called as write an equation strategy. At the last solution, student of visual-spatial disposed to use table which is called as draw a picture or model strategy. While student of logical-mathematical disposed to do try and error to get the solution, which is called guess and check strategy.

Keywords: strategy of problem solving, geometry open-ended problem, visual-spatial intelligence, logical-mathematical intelligence

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