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American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(3), 142-149
DOI: 10.12691/education-8-3-3
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Analysis of the Difficulties of Students Mathematical Creative Thinking Process in Implementing of Problem-Based Learning Model

Endang Hutauruk1, , Bornok Sinaga1 and M Mulyono1

1Graduate Program School in Mathematics Education, State University of Medan, Indonesia

Pub. Date: March 13, 2020

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Endang Hutauruk, Bornok Sinaga and M Mulyono. Analysis of the Difficulties of Students Mathematical Creative Thinking Process in Implementing of Problem-Based Learning Model. American Journal of Educational Research. 2020; 8(3):142-149. doi: 10.12691/education-8-3-3


This study aims to: (1) determine the level of students mathematical creative thinking abilities; (2) analyze the difficulties of students mathematical creative thinking process through the Problem Based Learning (PBL) model. This type of research is a qualitative descriptive study using Miles and Huberman’s data analysis methods. The results of the analysis of the data obtained indicate that students who are capable of creative thinking in the high category can reach the stages of preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification. For students who can think creatively, the medium category takes several minutes in the incubation stage and difficulty in finding concepts with different ideas. While students with low ability to think creatively have difficulty starting from the preparation stage to the verification stage.

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