### Journals Information

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Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(12), pp. 2784 - 2788 DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071228 Reprint (PDF) (226Kb) **

## Teacher Actions Bring up Students' Thoughts in Solving Mathematical Problems

**Syaifuddin ^{*}, Abdul Halim Fathani , Surahmat **

Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education and Teachers Training, Islamic University of Malang, Indonesia

**ABSTRACT**

This article aims to describe the actions taken by the teacher to bring out students' thoughts so that students are able to make strategies in solving mathematical problems. Data obtained from direct observation of the research subject when giving actions to students. The subject of the study was the mathematics teacher who was chosen based on special characteristics that fit the purpose of the study. In this study, there are 2 different characteristics when the teacher gives action to students so that students are able to make strategies in solving problems with the story. First, the teacher gives four actions as follows: (1) the teacher asks students to rewrite the problem using their own words, write down what is known and what is asked in the problem; (2) the teacher asks students to turn problems into symbolic problems; (3) the teacher asks students to create symbolic mathematical problems and use operations and procedures in mathematics appropriately to solve problems; (4) the teacher directs students to check the results of problem solving. Second, the teacher gives the following actions: (1) the teacher asks students to write down what is known and what is asked in the problem; (2) the teacher asks students to turn problems into symbolic problems; (3) the teacher asks students to create symbolic mathematical problems and use operations and procedures in mathematics appropriately to solve problems.

**KEYWORDS**

Teacher's Action, Student's Thinking, Mathematical Problems

**Cite this paper**

Syaifuddin , Abdul Halim Fathani , Surahmat . "Teacher Actions Bring up Students' Thoughts in Solving Mathematical Problems." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.12 (2019) 2784 - 2788. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071228.