The Implementation of the Polya Method in Solving Euclidean Geometry Problems

  •  Akhsanul In’am    


This research is aimed at analyzing the solutions of Euclidean Geometry problems using the Polya method. This present study was made through qualitative and quantitative approaches with 85 respondents of the second semester students at the Department of Mathematics Education, University of Muhammadiyah Malang Indonesia, in the 2012/2013 academic year. The quantitative study was made through instruments used to understand students’ responses to the implementation of the Polya method and to know their capabilities in solving two Euclidean Geometry problems. All instruments before being applied were tested for their validity and reliability, and the tests show that the instruments have fulfilled validity and reliability requirements. Qualitative study was made to reinforce the results through interviews to 6 students chosen from those in the low, medium and good levels. The results show that in terms of their understanding of the problems, majority students are good. Dealing with the planning of problems solution, the results show that the majority students made such plans. Then for the carry out the plan, all students did implementation, but for look back, most students did not make any review.

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