Analysis of Learning Obstacles Related to Mathematical Thinking Skills


  • Meyta Dwi Kurniasih University of Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Hamka
  • S. B. Waluya Semarang State University
  • Rochmad Semarang State University
  • Sukestiyarno Semarang State University



21st-century skill, critical thinking, mathematics


Critical thinking skills are a person's ability to think systematically and directed in providing feedback on information, analyzing assumptions, and making decisions about what is believed and done. Ability is superior in this 21st-century learning, it is important to have especially by prospective mathematics teacher students, but there are still many students who experience obstacles in honing these abilities. This study aims to analyze the epistemological constraints faced by students in improving mathematical critical thinking skills in lectures on transformation geometry. This study is descriptive qualitative research; data were collected from the test, interview, and observation. Given five problems related to thinking critically mathematically ability with five indicators, against 6 respondents who have different belief of mathematical, namely high, medium, and low. The results showed that of the five indicators of mathematical critical thinking ability, the lowest was about advice clarification and inference that is giving a further explanation about the application of concepts and ways to deduce problems. Therefore, it is suggested that lectures on transformation geometry are more related to daily conditions and better train students in making appropriate




How to Cite

Meyta Dwi Kurniasih, S. B. Waluya, Rochmad, & Sukestiyarno. (2020). Analysis of Learning Obstacles Related to Mathematical Thinking Skills. International Proceedings Conferences Series, 125–130.