THE INFLUENCE OF MATHEMATICAL’S REASONING ABILITY AND GENDER DIFFERENCE TOWARDS MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING

Fajar Arwadi(1*),

(1) Universitas Negeri Makassar
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


This research was an ex-post facto which was used to determine the influence of mathematical reasoning ability and gender for understanding mathematics’ concepts. The population in this research was all senior high school students at North Luwu regency. The sample of this research are students in classes of IX A and IX B in SMA Negeri 2 Masamba and students in classes of IX A and IX B of SMA Negeri 1 Bone-bone. The technique of sampling was two stage random sampling. The technique of collecting data was giving two tests. The first test was used for measuring student’s mathematical’s reasoning ability and the second one was used for measuring student’s understanding of mathematics’ concepts. The data were analyzed using inferential statistics. Furthermore, the finding suggests that mathematical’s reasoning ability and gender together influence mathematical concepts’s understanding of th students.

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