Impact of Heuristic Strategy on Students’ Mathematics Ability in High Order Thinking
Hardi Tambunan 1 *
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1 Department of Mathematics Education, Nommensen HKBP University, Medan, INDONESIA* Corresponding Author


The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of heuristic strategy on students’ mathematical abilities in high order thinking. This descriptive research uses a correlation design. The population of this study were all second-grade public and private high school students representing schools from eight districts in North Sumatra province, and samples (N = 257) were taken randomly. Based on linear regression analysis through analysis of variance (ANOVA) results obtained that heuristic strategy has a very strong influence on students ‘mathematical abilities in high order thinking, and partially heuristic strategies affect students’ ability in (1) understanding of concepts, (2) creativity, (3) mathematical communication, (4) problem solving, and (5) reasoning ability.


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Article Type: Research Article

INT ELECT J MATH ED, Volume 13, Issue 3, October 2018, 321-328

Publication date: 14 Oct 2018

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