Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2022, 21-22 October 2022, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

Students' Early Mathematical Ability and Its Contribution to Mediating Junior High School Students' Mathematical Ability: Correlational Studies

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2022.2329591,
        author={Emilianus  Jehadus and Maximus  Tamur and Sebastianus  Fedi and Ermelinda Ratna Sari},
        title={Students' Early Mathematical Ability and Its Contribution to Mediating Junior High School Students' Mathematical Ability: Correlational Studies},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2022, 21-22 October 2022, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2023},
        month={5},
        keywords={students' initial mathematical ability student's mathematical power correlational research},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2022.2329591}
    }
    
  • Emilianus Jehadus
    Maximus Tamur
    Sebastianus Fedi
    Ermelinda Ratna Sari
    Year: 2023
    Students' Early Mathematical Ability and Its Contribution to Mediating Junior High School Students' Mathematical Ability: Correlational Studies
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2022.2329591
Emilianus Jehadus1,*, Maximus Tamur1, Sebastianus Fedi1, Ermelinda Ratna Sari1
  • 1: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Santu Paulus Ruteng
*Contact email: emiljehadus@unikastpaulus.ac.id

Abstract

Students' initial mathematical abilities are considered to determine student success in learning. However, little is known about the contribution of early mathematical ability (MA) related to the mathematical power of junior high school students. For this reason, this correlational study was conducted to describe the relationship between students' initial mathematical abilities and junior high school students' mathematical abilities. This study involved 47 private junior high school students in the city of Ruteng, Indonesia. Data was collected by using a test technique to obtain data on initial mathematical abilities. Furthermore, hypothesis testing was carried out to see a positive and significant relationship between students' initial mathematical skills and students' mathematical abilities. The analysis results show a positive and significant relationship between the initial MA and the mathematical power of eighth-grade junior high school students. This is supported by the contribution of the initial ability to understand concepts to mathematical power.