The characteristics of the mathematical mindset of junior high school students
Abdul Aziz Saefudin 1 2 * , Ariyadi Wijaya 1 , Siti Irene Astuti Dwiningrum 1 , Djohan Yoga 3
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1 Educational Science, Yogyakarta State University, Yogyakarta, INDONESIA2 Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Training and Educational Science, Universitas PGRI Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, INDONESIA3 International Certified Trainer in Education for Asia, SINGAPORE* Corresponding Author


The mathematical mindset of high school students is one of the important elements when learning mathematics. The mathematical mindset is an implicit theory of the flexibility and stability of human characteristics related to mathematical ability, intelligence, and talent. Through student responses obtained by filling out questionnaires, this study aims to investigate the characteristics of students’ mathematical mindsets qualitatively. This study found that most of the junior high school students had the characteristics of a growth math mindset with a little bit of a fixed math mindset. Most students believe that mathematical abilities and intelligence can be changed, even though they find it difficult to face challenges and difficulties when learning mathematics.


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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2023, Volume 19, Issue 1, Article No: em2208

Publication date: 01 Jan 2023

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