Contextual Problem Presentation in Students' Mathematics Book and Students' Perceptions


The Government provides books to students for various subjects, including a mathematics book which is a compulsory source of learning material. However, there are still many complaints coming from students and teachers about this book. This research aimed to describe the pattern of material presented in this mathematics book and students’ responses about this. Data on the material presented were gained by observing the book and using a checklist, while data on students’ responses about the material were obtained by using a questionnaire. Based on the results, it was found that: (1) the material presented was dominated by deductive initiated with intuition thinking; and (2) students’ responses toward the material were not good.

Keywords: students’ mathematics book, word problem, students’ perception, definition concept, image concept

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