Elementary school students’ mathematical connection in problem-posing activities

Mohammad Archi Maulyda, Awal Nur Kholifatur Rosyidah, Vivi Rachmatul Hidayati


The ability of mathematical connections possessed by students can be seen from the ability of students to compile math problems. This study aims to determine the type of mathematical connection made by elementary school students in problem-posing activities. The research was conducted using a qualitative descriptive method. The participants were 34 fifth grade students (male =16 female =18) of one of the public elementary schools in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara. Data were collected from the results of student work and interviews. The analysis was carried out qualitatively according to the indicators of the complexity of the problem through problem posing learning. The results showed that there were four types of mathematical problems and their relatedness that occurred in student problem-posing activities, including (1) unsolvable math problems, (2) incorrectly solved math problems, (3) neglected math problems contextual information, and (4) mathematical problems that have complexity and relevance. Based on these results, it can be recommended for further research to determine strategies to improve students' mathematical connections in problem-posing activities.


elementary school; mathematical connection; problem-posing

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