Model mental transition-attempting: The case of beginners students in understanding the concept of integers
Keywords:Mental model, Student, Concept, Integer
A concept that exists in students' minds and is used to describe, and explain mental model phenomena. This study aims to describe the mental-trial transition model of students in understanding the concept of integers. This research uses an approach approach and the type of research conducted is descriptive. The of subject candidate this study found 58 students in class VII. Subjects were given a test to determine their understanding of the concept of integers. Collecting data in this study, using test questions and interviews. Data analysis used five steps, namely 1) data transcoding; 2) reviewing data; 3) data reduction; 4) presenting data; 5) analysis of the mental model formation process; and 6) verify the findings. The results in this study indicate that grade VII students are at the transition-attempting level, it is evident that students are able to compare negative integers and positive integers with different symbols of magnitude. results Based on the research that has been found, the transition-Attempting mental model can be seen from the information held by students and stored in the long term before they are faced with the concept.
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