Analysis of the Characteristics of Creative Thinking Students through Mathmatical Posing Problems in terms of Gender Differences
Keywords:Characteristics, Thinking, Creative, Problem Posing, Gender
The purpose of this research is to obtain the description of the characteristics of creative thinking of female students and male students through mathematical posing problems. This research uses a qualitative approach in form of case studies based on the categories of the creative thinking according to Balka. The research subjects were chosen based on purposive sampling who willing to provide complete information, had an open nature, and were willing to work together. The two subjects were chosen female students (PR) and male students (LK). The result shows that the characteristics of creative thinking through problem posing PR subjects and LK subjects in the categories: (1) fluency that is, PR subjects and LK subjects were able to raise a number of problems regarding the function of representing the information content provided, (2) flexibility namely PR subjects and LK subjects were able to create many problems that lead to the understanding of functions with different categories of functions, (3) novelty, homework subjects and LK subjects were able to raise new problems when the interview at the same time, which are different from the problems raised when working on written task posing problems, and (4) understanding, that is, the PR subject and LK subject were able to make linkages between ideas about function. Based on these categories, it is concluded that both subjects able to think creatively in raising problems from the information provided.
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