Learners’ Difficulties and Types of Errors in Topic of Limit
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- learners’difficulties; calculus; limit
The problem of learning difficulties in calculus courses has become a hot topic in universities. Calculus is a compulsory course, which is not only studied by learners majoring in mathematics but also physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, etc. However, learner’s achievement in this course are still very concerning. Many learners fail in this course. Considering this problem, this study attempts to investigate difficulties and errors made by learners in understanding and solving calculus problem, with a particular focus on research topics associated to limit. To this aim, observation and documentation were conducted to reveal the data. The subjects of this study were learners of biology and science study program. The subjects were selected through certain consideration, purposive sampling technique. The research results about learner’s difficulties and errors made by learners are classified based on the steps of problem solving process, namely understanding the problem, planning a strategy, select a strategy, performing the strategy and verifying.
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TY - CONF AU - Anggit Reviana Dewi Agustyani AU - Atus Amadi Putra AU - Minora Longgom Nasution PY - 2019/04 DA - 2019/04 TI - Learners’ Difficulties and Types of Errors in Topic of Limit BT - Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Education Symposium (AES 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 332 EP - 335 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aes-18.2019.77 DO - 10.2991/aes-18.2019.77 ID - Agustyani2019/04 ER -