Analysis of Students Mathematical Reasoning Abilities on Number Topics

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Ishaq Nuriadin et al.


Mathematical reasoning skills are critical for students to solve math problems. The research objective was to determine the reasoning ability of junior high school students in solving number problems. This research is a qualitative descriptive study with case studies. The research subjects were 27 students consisting of 14 female students and 13 male students. A total of 10 questions were tested containing five multiple-choice questions, and five description questions. From the results of data analysis, 3% of students had high reasoning abilities, 43% of students had moderate reasoning abilities, 30% of students had low reasoning abilities, 13% of students had meagre reasoning abilities.

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