Vol 7 (2022): December

Students' Mathematical Problem Solving Ability in Elementary School
Kemapuan Pemecahan Masalah Matematis Siswa di Sekolah Dasar

Dwi Siska Putri Utami
Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo, Indonesia
Enik Setiyawati
Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo, Indonesia *

(*) Corresponding Author
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Published September 19, 2022
  • problem solving ability,
  • mathematical,
  • literature study
How to Cite
Putri Utami, D. S., & Setiyawati, E. (2022). Students’ Mathematical Problem Solving Ability in Elementary School. Academia Open, 7, 10.21070/acopen.7.2022.4064. https://doi.org/10.21070/acopen.7.2022.4064


The purpose of this study was to describe the results of a literature study on mathematical problem solving abilities in elementary schools.  This research uses a qualitative descriptive study approach with the type of literature study research.  This research is a literature study or library research that describes descriptively the mathematical problem solving abilities of students in elementary schools.  The subjects of this study were elementary school students related to their ability to solve mathematical problems.  The data sources for this research are secondary data obtained from scientific journals or articles related to the problems discussed.  The data will be analyzed using descriptive analysis techniques.  The results showed that students' mathematical problem solving abilities still tended to be low.  Students have not achieved all of the problem solving indicators.  The factors that influence students' mathematical problem solving abilities include prior knowledge, appreciation of mathematics, logical mathematical intelligence, experience, motivation, skills, self-confidence and teachers.


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