Analysis Problem Solving in Mathematical Using Theory Newman
Mushlihah Rohmah 1, Sugeng Sutiarso 2 *
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1 Lampung University (Peoples’ Friendship University of Lampung), Lampung, INDONESIA2 Lampung University, Lampung, INDONESIA* Corresponding Author

This article belongs to the special issue "Literature and the Arts in Mathematical Education".


In this context, several recent studies have focused on the ability to understand a problem and difficulties regarding the solving as a means of improve students’ mathematical problem-solving abilities. Design of research explores types and factors of mistakes students in solving mathematical problems. The instrument used is problem solving test. Data from Indonesia secondary school students (N = 147) who were about 15 years old were analyzed using theory Newman. Procedure Newman includes: reading errors, comprehension errors, transformation errors, process skill errors and enconding errors. The results indicate to reading errors of 4.35%, comprehension errors of 17.39%, transformation errors of 34.78%, process skill errors of 23.91%, and enconding errors 19.57%. Factors errors students’ is not to absorb information well, not understanding the transformation of the problem, not following the material thoroughly, and comprehension mathematical of weak concepts.


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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2018, Volume 14, Issue 2, 671-681

Publication date: 19 Nov 2017

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