Vol.8, No.4, November 2019.                                                                                                                                                                           ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Exploring Student’s Productive Thinking in Solving Algebra Problem


Yanuar Hery Murtianto, Muhtarom Muhtarom, Nizaruddin Nizaruddin, Septin Suryaningsih


© 2019 Nizaruddin Nizaruddin, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 1392-1397, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM84-41, November 2019.


Received: 11 July 2019.

Revised:   04 November 2019.
Accepted:  08 November 2019.
Published: 30 November 2019.




The purpose of this research is to describe student productive thinking in solving problem in algebra. The subject of this research is choosing four subjects which have different productive thinking. The first instrument is using self-regulated learning questionnaire, then the second instrument is giving a test and interviews. The result indicated that student with high self-regulated learning, thinks really critically, and his creativity has the ability of thinking productive. Students which have the ability to think productively have the following characteristics: they are able to identify problem well, they are able to write facts clearly and they are able to describe what is already known and what has been questioned in the question precisely, right in writing the mathematics model, and they are also able to make calculation and check the rightness which happen as well. They give more than one relevant idea and find more various ways dealing with the problems, give the answer in detail, clear and complex, make right conclusion and doing calculation precisely, double check their answers by using the known matter in the problem.


Keywords – Productive thinking, Critical thinking, Creative thinking, Self-regulated learning.



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