PROFILE OF STUDENTS' FLEXIBILITY IN SOLVING LINEAR EQUATIONS IN ONE VARIABLE

Alfia Mahardika, Abdul Haris Rosyidi

Abstract


Flexibility are the ability to solve problems using more than one solution and the ability to choose the most appropriate procedure. This study aims to describe the profile of students' flexibility in solving one variable linear equations. Three students of class VIII SMP Negeri 47 Surabaya were selected as subjects in this study with the criteria that one student could solve the problem in one way, one student could complete the problem in two ways, one student could solve the problem in three ways. The instruments used were researcher, test, and interview guidelines. Data analysis was performed descriptively qualitatively through data reduction, data presentation, and making conclusions. The results showed students tend to choose the method of settlement commonly used to solve problems even though they have gained experience about alternative methods. The method of settlement was chosen as the most appropriate method is the method commonly used despite knowing other more effective solutions. That is because students choose to use ways they already understand to avoid confusion.

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