The Effect of Creative Problem Solving(CPS) Mathematics Learning Method towards Mathematic Problem Solving Skills and Self-Efficacy of Students at SMA Negeri 3 Binjai
Nurcahaya Hutasoit; Ani Minarni; Martua Manullang
Postgraduate Program, Mathematics Education, State University of Medan
The objectives of the study were (1) to distinguish between the students in doing mathematic problem solving using Creative Problem Solving (CPS) method and compared to students using conventional method. (2) to describe the level of ability among students in learning by CPS method and compared to those who learn in conventional method. (3) to describe problem solving process which were done by the students in Creative Problem Solving method and the students in conventional method. This research was conducted by using experiment queasy. The population was all the students of SMA Negeri 3 Binjai. The sample used sampling cluster technique. XIPA-2 class (38 students) was taught with Creative Problem Solving method and XIPA-3 class(38 students) was taught with conventional method. The instrument that was used were problem solving test and mathematic communication of the students. The analysis used T test. The data analysis result showed: (1) The level of problem solving of the students whom were taught with CPS was better than conventional class. (2) Self-efficacy of students whom were taught with CPS was better than conventional class. (3) Problem solving process of students whom were taught with CPS was better than conventional class.
Topic: Curriculum, Research and Development