This study aims to analyze the problem solving skills of grade VII students in learning metacognitive strategy type IDEAL. The method used is qualitative research with descriptive approach to analyze the result of mathematics problem solving test with indicator 1) understand and represent problem, 2) choose or plan the solution, 3) solve the problem according to plan, and 4) re-check the result. This research was conducted in Madrasah Tsanawiyah Wanasaba sub-district. The time of the research was conducted in the even semester of the 2015/2016 school year, starting from February 2016 until March 2016. The results showed that 6.41% of students were able to plan the solution, 11.54% of the students were able to solve the problem as planned and 82.05 % of students were able to re-examine the results obtained. Based on these results, IDEAL type metacognitive learning strategy can improve students' math problem solving skills.
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