Proceedings of The 5th Annual International Seminar on Trends in Science and Science Education, AISTSSE 2018, 18-19 October 2018, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

Analyzing Students’ Higher Order Thinking Skills Using TIMSS-Like Questions

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.18-10-2018.2287190,
        author={E  Gradini and N A Lubis and Firmansyah  Firmansyah and B  Yustinaningrum and R  Gemasih},
        title={Analyzing Students’ Higher Order Thinking Skills  Using TIMSS-Like Questions},
        proceedings={Proceedings of The 5th Annual International Seminar on Trends in Science and Science Education, AISTSSE 2018, 18-19 October 2018, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={AISTSSE},
        year={2019},
        month={10},
        keywords={hots thinking timss higher order bloom taxonomy},
        doi={10.4108/eai.18-10-2018.2287190}
    }
    
  • E Gradini
    N A Lubis
    Firmansyah Firmansyah
    B Yustinaningrum
    R Gemasih
    Year: 2019
    Analyzing Students’ Higher Order Thinking Skills Using TIMSS-Like Questions
    AISTSSE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.18-10-2018.2287190
E Gradini1,*, N A Lubis1, Firmansyah Firmansyah1, B Yustinaningrum1, R Gemasih1
  • 1: Mathematics Education Departement, STAIN Gajah Putih Takengon, Jalan Yos Sudarso no. 10 Takengon, Indonesia
*Contact email: egagradini@stain-gp.ac.id

Abstract

This study aims to assess students’ ability in solving Higher Order Thinking Skill (HOTS) problems. Test from national examination, formative and summative test, and also the test written in high school Mathematics textbook commonly used were analyzed, and it found that most of the test are to measure the lower order thinking skills. In 2018, Higher Order Thinking Skill (HOTS) problems emerged in National Examination and bring the nation in polemic about how mathematics classroom should be conducted. This study assess students’ abilities in analyzing, generalizing, integrating, justifying, and non-routine problem solving using TIMSS questions. Qualitative method was used as the research approach in this study. The finding showed TIMSS Questions still challenging to students. The findings showed none of the students perceived their thinking skills’ levels at “high”. 59 students (78.67%) perceived their Higher Order Thinking skills’ level at “moderate”, while 16 students (21.33%) perceived their Higher Order Thinking skills’ level at “low”. 78.67% students at “moderate” level has the ability to apply their understanding and knowledge in situation relatively complex