Students’ Creativity In Solving Geometry Problems

Fatimatul Khikmiyah, Syaiful Huda

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to describe leveling of students’ creativity in solving geometry problems based on their academic achievements. The indicator of creativity used are fluency, flexibility and novelty meanwhile there are five stages of creativity in mathematics problem solving as proposed by Siswono (2011). It is a descriptive research using qualitative approach. The subject of the research is three students in the first semester of Mathematics Department of University of Muhammadiyah Gresik. We categorized the students based on their mathematics achievement at the first competences, after that we took a student from each level based on their willingness and their ability in communication. Data collections used were documentation, observation and written test. From the data analysis we conclude that Subject S1 (High Achiever) lied in two different levels of creativity. On geometry problems in daily life, her creativity level is at the 3rd levels (creative) and in the problems of geometry theorem her creativity level is 2nd (Quiet creative).Subject S2 (Average Achiever) lied in the same level of creativity. On geometry problems in daily life, her creativity level is in the 2nd level (quiet creative) and in the problems of geometry theorem her creativity level is 2nd (Quiet creative).Subject S3 (Low Achiever) lied in two different levels of creativity. On geometry problems in daily life, her creativity level is at the 1st levels (less creative) and in the problems of geometry theorem; her creativity level is 0 (Not creative).

Keywords


Mathematics Creativity; Level; Geometry

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