Vol.9, No.3, August 2020.                                                                                                                                                                                ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Argument Mapping to Improve Student's Mathematical Argumentation Skills


Nonik Indrawatiningsih, Purwanto Purwanto, Abdur Rahman As'ari, Cholis Sa'dijah


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Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 1208-1212, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM93-48, August 2020.


Received: 03 February 2020.

Revised:   27 May 2020.
Accepted: 04 June 2020.
Published: 28 August 2020.




This study aims at investigating the difference in students' mathematical argumentation skills before and after the implementation of argument mapping in learning mathematics. It is a quasiexperiment with a quantitative approach. The population was the students of class X Natural Sciences Program in a state senior high school in Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia. 36 students were involved. The instrument was a mathematical argumentation skills test. Several components were established, adopted from the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy, namely identifying (C1), explaining (C2), drawing conclusions (C3), reducing/adding premises (C4), deducing (C5), and developing/constructing (C6). Students' mathematical argumentation skills were analyzed using the Wilcoxon signed-rank test at 5% level of significance (∝ = 0.05). The findings of this study indicate that students' argumentation skills after the implementation of argument mapping is better than prior treatment (p = 0.002). It can be claimed that argument mapping is effective for improving such skills.


Keywords –Argumentation, Mathematical Argumentation Skills, Argument maps.



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