Research the Cognitive Processes of Junior High School Students in Solving Algebraic Counting Problems in Story Problems; a Phenomenological Study

Ahmad Ubaidillah Hamzah (Universitas Nadhlatul Ulama’ Pasuruan, Indonesia)
Abdurrohman Habibi (Universitas Nadhlatul Ulama’ Pasuruan, Indonesia)
Agus Qowiyyudin (Universitas Nadhlatul Ulama’ Pasuruan, Indonesia)


This research aims to analyze the cognitive processes of Al Hidayah Integrated Middle School students in solving arithmetic problems related to algebra in story problems. This research was conducted qualitatively with a phenomenological design using 2 high category students and 2 low category students to achieve data saturation. Supporting instruments include student answers and interview results related to algebra. This research concludes that students' cognitive processes in solving numeracy problems related to algebra in word problems in the high and low categories have different images. This difference in intelligence has an impact on solving mathematical problems. This research can help enrich understanding of students' cognitive processes and contribute to the development of better mathematics learning strategies and curricula.


Cognitive processes; Algebra; and Phenomenological Studies.

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