Exploring local plausible reasoning: the case of inequality tasks

Rofiki, Imam and Nusantara, Toto and Subanji, Subanji and Chandra, Tjang Daniel (2017) Exploring local plausible reasoning: the case of inequality tasks. Journal of Physics: Conf. Series, 943 (1). 012002. ISSN 1742-6596

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Abstract

This study explores local plausible reasoning in solving inequality tasks. The study was conducted to 78 students of mathematics education major from a university in Surabaya, Indonesia. Data were collected through written tasks and interviews. The data were analysed by a constant comparative method. The results of the study were the characteristics of local plausible reasoning shown by these behaviours: (1) students applied plausible reasoning in the local part of task solving or (2) students involved a conceptual understanding or a relational understanding in a few part of entirely argumentations. Educators can overcome the students‟ behaviours by designing a meaningful learning strategy which develops students‟ plausible reasoning in the whole of task solving.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: local plausible reasoning; inequality tasks
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Depositing User: Imam Rofiki
Date Deposited: 05 May 2018 14:28

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