Investigation Of Students’ Metacognitive Awareness Failures About Solving Absolute Value Problems in Mathematics Education

Investigation Of Students’ Metacognitive Awareness Failures About Solving Absolute Value Problems in Mathematics Education

  • Anita ADINDA , Universitas Negeri Malang, Jl. Semarang 5, Malang, Jawa Timur, INDONESIA
  • Purwanto , Universitas Negeri Malang, Jl. Semarang 5, Malang, Jawa Timur, INDONESIA
  • Nengah PARTA , Universitas Negeri Malang, Jl. Semarang 5, Malang, Jawa Timur, INDONESIA
  • Tjang Daniel CHANDRA , Universitas Negeri Malang, Jl. Semarang 5, Malang, Jawa Timur, INDONESIA

ABSTRACT

Purpose: Metacognitive awareness plays an important role in assisting students to solve problems because it affects their reasoning in assessing their thinking results. This research aims to investigate students’ metacognitive awareness failures about solving absolute value problems in Mathematics Education. Methodology: It is qualitative research with 38 subjects of the fifth-semester students of Mathematics Education at the State Islamic University of Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang. The materials included designing a Metacognitive Awareness Scale, a math assignment sheet related to the absolute value problem and a semistructured interview sheet. Findings: It was found that there was a significant failure, and 3 students were sampled from who had experienced different metacognitive awareness failures in solving absolute value problems. The study also proved students’ inability to be aware of mistakes in determining problems, algebraic process, and their inability to know that what they carried out was wrong. Implications for Research and Practice: This research has implications for teachers, lecturers, and students to utilize the findings of the study in understanding students’ metacognitive awareness failures in solving mathematical problems, especially in working on absolute value problems. This is also a reference for teachers on how to teach absolute value problems so that students do not experience metacognitive awareness failure when solving problems

Keywords: Failure, Metacognitive awareness, Absolute Value, Problem Solving, Scales