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Analysis of students’ errors in solving Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) problems for the topic of fraction

Abdullah, Abdul Halim and Zainal Abidin, Nur Liyana and Ali, Marlina (2015) Analysis of students’ errors in solving Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) problems for the topic of fraction. Asian Social Science, 11 (21). pp. 133-142. ISSN 1911-2017

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Official URL: ttp://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v11n21p133

Abstract

Problem-solving is an activity that can generate Higher Order Thinki ng Skills (HOTS) among students. However, only some of the students are capable of solving proble ms and some are having difficulties. The difficulties have caused students to make various kinds of errors. Hence, this study conducted is to identify and analyze students’ errors in solving problems that involv e HOTS in the topic of Fraction. Th e samples consisted of 96 Form One students of a secondary school in Johor. The instrument of the study consisted of a set of test questions that contained four HOTS questions. The errors were analyzed according to Newman’s Error Analysis Model consisting of reading, comprehension, transformation, process skills and encoding. The results showed that students frequently made errors in encoding (27.58%) , followed by process skills (27.33%), tran sformation (24.17%) and comprehension (20.92%). The findings sh owed that students faced pr oblems to correlate the information and implementation of strategies used in solving mathematical problems involving HOTS.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:higher order thinking skills (HOTS), students’ error, fraction, Newman’s error analysis model
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:57811
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
Last Modified:15 Feb 2017 11:46

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