How the Novelty of Students' Answers in Solving Mathematical Problems?

Kartowagiran, Badrun and Widyaningrum, Retno and Jailani, Jailani (2020) How the Novelty of Students' Answers in Solving Mathematical Problems? Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8 (11). pp. 5351-5360. ISSN ISSN: 2332-3205 (Print) ISSN: 2332-3213 (Online)


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The impact of giving a thinking freedom
opportunity is the diversity of students' answers in solving
mathematical problems. The smaller the similarity of
students' answers compared to all the answers of students
in a class, it means that they have higher creative thinking
abilities than other students. It is based on a unique answer
compared to the others or in other words it has a higher
novelty value than the other answers. The objective of this
study was to describe the attainment of the novelty of
students’ answers in solving mathematical problems. The
measurement of novelty of students’ answers was carried
out on 1,002 students from six junior high schools in
Indonesia who had different levels of student’s input. The
scoring system on the response to the completion of
multiple solution tasks was by using the four categories of
polytomous in which it is based on the Partial Credit Model
(PCM). The data were analyzed by using Quest and
Parscale program. The result of this study showed that the
students have good skills in solving mathematical
problems with new ideas on several items. The items
referred to some abilities, such as resolving algebra
problems involving money operations, designing a flat
shape that has specific characteristics, arranging numbers
based on certain patterns, and arranging numbers based on
certain patterns. The novelty of this research is that this
study considers every answer from students or provides a
thinking freedom opportunity for students so that
mathematical problems are not absolutely solved with one

Item Type: Journal Article
Keyword: Mathematics, Novelty, Partial Credit Model
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Depositing User: Fransisca Puspitasari
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2021 03:36
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022 01:34

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