Research Article
The Profile of Structure Sense in Abstract Algebra Instruction in an Indonesian Mathematics Education

Junarti , Y. L. Sukestiyarno, Mulyono, Nur Karomah Dwidayati


APA 7th edition
Junarti, , Sukestiyarno, Y.L., Mulyono, , & Dwidayati, N.K. (2019). The Profile Of Structure Sense In Abstract Algebra Instruction In An Indonesian Mathematics Education. European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), 1081-1091. https://doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.8.4.1081

Harvard
Junarti , Sukestiyarno Y.L., Mulyono , and Dwidayati N.K. 2019 'The Profile Of Structure Sense In Abstract Algebra Instruction In An Indonesian Mathematics Education', European Journal of Educational Research, 8(4), pp. 1081-1091.
Chicago 16th edition
Junarti, Sukestiyarno Y. L., Mulyono, and Dwidayati Nur Karomah. "The Profile Of Structure Sense In Abstract Algebra Instruction In An Indonesian Mathematics Education," European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 4 (2019): 1081-1091. https://doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.8.4.1081

Abstract

The structure sense is a part that must be learned in order to help understand and construct connection in abstract algebra. This study aimed at building the pattern of a structure sense as a profile of the structure sense in group property. Using a qualitative study, the structure sense of group property was explored through lecturing activity of abstract algebra course from two individual assignments given to the students. The students who could provide the best answers from the first and second individual assignments were chosen to be the respondents. The data from the second assignment, then, was analyzed through presentation, interpretation, coding, making a pattern, leveling and continued with clarification through an interview. The results of the study show that there were six patterns of structure sense answers and five levels of structure senses made by the students as the profile of structure sense. The conclusion is the inability to recognize the structure of the set elements, operation notations, and binary operation properties is one of the causes of the constraints in structuring the proof construction of the group. Thus, a thinking of mathematics connection is needed in structure understanding as a connection between symbol in learning and the symbol of abstract.

Keywords: Structure sense, group property, element structure.


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