Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(12), pp. 2742 - 2746
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071223
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Spatial Reasoning Based on the Tendency of Gestalt Law to Solve Geometry Problems


Dewi Risalah 1,2,*, Toto Nusantara 2, Akbar Sutawidjaja 2, Susiswo 2
1 Department of Mathematics Education, Institut Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan PGRI Pontianak (IKIP-PGRI Pontianak), Indonesia
2 Department of Mathematics Education, State University of Malang, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

Spatial reasoning is the processing of non-verbal information in the form of images or symbols to solve problems. In this regard, this research aims to describe students' spatial reasoning based on Gestalt law trend to solve geometry problems. The approach of this research is qualitative research. Qualitative research is used to describe students' reasoning based on Gestalt law tendency to solve geometry problems. The subjects in this research were students who had studied geometry lessons. This research describes one categories of students' spatial reasoning based on Gestalt law, namely students' reasoning with the closeness law tendency.

KEYWORDS
Spatial Reasoning, Gestalt Law, Geometry Problems

Cite this paper
Dewi Risalah , Toto Nusantara , Akbar Sutawidjaja , Susiswo . "Spatial Reasoning Based on the Tendency of Gestalt Law to Solve Geometry Problems." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.12 (2019) 2742 - 2746. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071223.