The critical thinking profile of junior high school students in solving geometry problems
Haerul Syam, Akbar Sutawidjaja, Cholis Sa’dijah, Abadyo
This study aimed to describe the critical thinking profile of junior high schools students in solving geometry problems. This study belonged to a descriptive study with a qualitative approach. Critical thinking in this study refers to criteria suggested by Ennis namely Focus, Reason, Inference, Situation, Clarity, and Overview (FRISCO). There were three students involved as subjects. The data was collected by distributing a written test on geometry issues and conducting an interview based on the results afterwards. The findings have revealed that the critical thinking profile of the students covered the ability to understand the focus of each stage in solving the geometry problems, to decide which strategy should be used to find the solution, and to draw a conclusion based on some rationales. Besides, the students were also able to recognize the situation, explain terms of problem solving, and reexamine their work.