Year 2020, Volume 8 , Issue 3, Pages 1231 - 1243 2020-09-15

Combinatorial thinking is an important reasoning process in building one's knowledge and experience. The purpose of this study is to describe the characteristics of the level of combinatorial thinking in solving mathematical problems. The subjects of the study were 40 students of Elementary Teacher Education Department (PGSD): 20 students of the second semester and the others of the sixth semester. The reason for choosing subjects from these two levels is to meet all levels of combinatorial thinking. All research subjects were given test questions about combinatorial problems. From 40 subjects, five students were selected to be interviewed as they had fulfilled all five levels of combinatorial thinking. The data validity was conducted by triangulation through recording interview results and comparing it with data from students' written test results to ensure the validity and reliability of this research. The results show that there are five levels of combinatorial thinking in solving mathematical problems: investigating “some cases’, systematically checking cases, using the calculation order, systematically generating all cases, and changing the problem into another combinatorial problem. Level one is the identification of the possibility of students’ understanding the questions incorrectly, or vice versa, already can answer the questions with systematic procedures but the results are less precise. Level two is conducting systematic checking about students' understanding of the combination material. Besides, it also concerns about the ability to answer problems systematically using diagram trees. Level three is students are able to apply the calculation orders, which are addition and multiplication. Level four is systematically generating all cases about the ability to calculate possibilities without schematic, drawings, or diagrams. Level five is changing the problem into another combinatorial problem, it is the ability to calculate possibilities with complex problems Based on the research findings, it turns out there is another level of combinatorial thinking, which is using the calculation order and this is found between level two and level three. The researchers recommend further research to explore more on the application of calculation order.
Combinatorial thinking level, Mathematics education, Mathematical problems, Students of elementary teacher
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education and Educational Research
Published Date September 2020
Journal Section Thinking Skills
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0003-0842-0897
Author: Yulıa Maftuhah HİDAYATİ (Primary Author)
Institution: Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
Country: Indonesia


Orcid: 0000-0001-9196-3918
Author: Abdul NGALİM
Institution: Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
Country: Indonesia


Orcid: 0000-0002-9006-8388
Author: Sutama SUTAMA
Institution: Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
Country: Indonesia


Orcid: 0000-0002-0945-0943
Author: Zainal ARİFİN
Institution: Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
Country: Indonesia


Orcid: 0000-0003-1102-430X
Author: Zaenal ABİDİN
Institution: Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
Country: Indonesia


Orcid: 0000-0003-0484-2937
Author: Eka RAHMAWATİ
Institution: Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
Country: Indonesia


Supporting Institution Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
Dates

Publication Date : September 15, 2020

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APA Hi̇dayati̇, Y , Ngali̇m, A , Sutama, S , Ari̇fi̇n, Z , Abi̇di̇n, Z , Rahmawati̇, E . (2020). Level of combinatorial thinking in solving mathematical problems . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists , 8 (3) , 1231-1243 . DOI: 10.17478/jegys.751038
MLA Hi̇dayati̇, Y , Ngali̇m, A , Sutama, S , Ari̇fi̇n, Z , Abi̇di̇n, Z , Rahmawati̇, E . "Level of combinatorial thinking in solving mathematical problems" . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 8 (2020 ): 1231-1243 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jegys/issue/55332/751038>
Chicago Hi̇dayati̇, Y , Ngali̇m, A , Sutama, S , Ari̇fi̇n, Z , Abi̇di̇n, Z , Rahmawati̇, E . "Level of combinatorial thinking in solving mathematical problems". Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 8 (2020 ): 1231-1243
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ISNAD Hi̇dayati̇, Yulıa Maftuhah , Ngali̇m, Abdul , Sutama, Sutama , Ari̇fi̇n, Zainal , Abi̇di̇n, Zaenal , Rahmawati̇, Eka . "Level of combinatorial thinking in solving mathematical problems". Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 8 / 3 (September 2020): 1231-1243 . https://doi.org/10.17478/jegys.751038
AMA Hi̇dayati̇ Y , Ngali̇m A , Sutama S , Ari̇fi̇n Z , Abi̇di̇n Z , Rahmawati̇ E . Level of combinatorial thinking in solving mathematical problems. JEGYS. 2020; 8(3): 1231-1243.
Vancouver Hi̇dayati̇ Y , Ngali̇m A , Sutama S , Ari̇fi̇n Z , Abi̇di̇n Z , Rahmawati̇ E . Level of combinatorial thinking in solving mathematical problems. Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists. 2020; 8(3): 1231-1243.