The Influence Of Thinking Styles and Mathematical Beliefs On The Elementary Mathematics Teacher’s Communication Ability

Main Article Content

Alifa Sabrina
Suyono Suyono
Wardani Rahayu


The aim of the research was to determine the influence of thinking styles and mathematical beliefs of Elementary Mathematics Teacher according to their mathematics communication ability. The participants were 60 elementary teachers in UPBJJ-UT (Terbuka University) Jakarta. They were chosen as a sample with simple random sampling technique, where the test was held in June 14, 2015. The Multiple Linier Regression was used to analyzed the data, where the instruments consist mathematics communication, thinking styles and mathematical beliefs. Based on the value of R square applied in the SPSS, showed that there is 0.457 or 45.7% the influence of mathematical beliefs and thinking styles according to the mathematics communication in students in Elementary Teacher Studies program in UPBJJ-UT Jakarta.


Download data is not yet available.

Article Details


Amsberg, J. (2010). Transforming Indonesia’s Teaching Force. Vol.I Executive Summary. Jakarta: Public Disclosure Authorized
Arikunto, S. (2009). Dasar-dasar Evaluasi Pendidikan. Jakarta: Bumi Aksara.
Ayele, M.A. (2016). Mathematics Teachers’ Perceptions on Enhancing Students’ Creativity in Mathematics. IEJME-Mathematics Education, 11(10), 3521-3536.
Baroody, A.J. (1993). Fostering the Mathematical Learning of Young Children, in Handbook of Research on the Education of Young Children, ed: New York: Macmillan.
Braga, A. (2003). Journal Writing, An Alternative Method of Assessing Students’ Achievement and Anxiety in High School Pre-Calculus. Unpublished Thesis. MPSC. Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
Deborah. (2001). Teacher’s Beliefs and Practices Related to Mathematics Instruction. Teaching and Teacher Journal Education, 17, 213-226.
De Bono, E. (1970). Lateral thinking, Creativity Step by Step. New York: Harper & Row.
Department of Education Order No. 64, series 2013
Furinghetti, F and Pehkonen, E. (2000). A Comparative Study of Students’ beliefs concerning Their Autonomy of Doing Mathematics, Nordisk Matematikkdidaktikk, 8(4), 7-26
Gardner, H. (1983). Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. New York: Basic Books.
Hair, J.F., Celsi, M.W., Money,A.H and Samuoel, P. (2011). Essentials of business methods, 2nd ed. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe Inc.
Kuinisala, T. (2005). Interactive Writing: Its Effects on Students’ Achievement Scores in High School Mathematics. Unpublished Thesis. Mindanao Polytechnic State Colege de Oro City.
Leder, G.C., Pehkonen, E and Torner, G. (2002). Beliefs: A Hidden Variable in Mathematics Education? Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Lomibao, L.S., Luna, C.A and Namoco, R. A. (2016). The Influence of Mathematical Communication on Students’ Mathematics Performance and Anxiety”. American Journal of Education Research, 4(5), 378-382.
Mandler, G. (1989). Affect and learning: Causes and consequences of emotional
interactions, in Affect and mathematical
problem solving: A new perspective, ed: New York: Springer-Verlag.
Maier, H. (2000). Schreiben im Mathematikkunterricht”. Mathemtik Lehren.
McLeod, D.B. (1989). Beliefs, Attitudes, and Emotions: New Views of Affect in Mathematics Education”, in Affect and Mathematical Problem Solving: A New Perspective, ed: New York: Springer-Verlag.
Mosvold, R and Fauskanger, J. (2012). Teacher’s Beliefs about Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Definitions. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, Hamilton: University of Stavanger.
Naga, D.S. (2012). Teori Skor pada Pengukuran Mental. Jakarta: PT. Nagarani Citrayasa.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2000). Principles and standards for school mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Publishing
Rahman, R.A., Yisof, Y.M., Kashefi, H and Baharun, S. (2012). Developing mathematical communication skills of engineering students. Paper presented at Procedia-Sosial and Behavioral Sciences
Sharma, P and Neetu. (2011) A Study of Learning Thinking Style of Secondary School Students in Relations to Their Academic Achievment. International Journal on New Trends I Education and Their Implications.
Schoenfeld, A.H. (1990). A source book for college mathematics teaching. Committee on the Teaching of Undergraduate Mathematics of the Mathematical Association of America. USA.
Schoenfeld, A.H. (1992). Learning to Think Mathematically: Problem Solving, Metacognition, and Sense Making in Mathematics, in Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning, ed: New York: Macmillan.
Sünbül, A.M. (2004). Düşünme stilleri ölçeğinin geçerlik ve güvenirliği. Eğitim ve Bilim Dergisi, 132, 25-42.
Thompson, A.G. (1992). Teachers’ Beliefs and Conceptions: A Synthesis of the Research, in Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning, ed: New York: Macmillan.
Uygun, M and Kunt, H. (2016). An Analysis of the Relationship Between Prospective Teachers’ Thinking Styles and Their Attitudes to Teaching Profession According to Various Variables. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 6(2), 357-370.
Zabukovec, Z and Kobal-Grum, D. (2004). Relationship between students thinking styles andsocial skills. Psychology Science, 46, 156-166.