Exploration of Geometry Problems at the National Science Olympics

  • Rio Fabrika Pasandaran Department of Mathematic Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Cokroaminoto Palopo
  • Jumarniati Jumarniati Department of Mathematic Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Cokroaminoto Palopo
Keywords: exploration, problems, geometry, national science olympics


This article contains an exploration of the problem solving geometry in questions of the National Science Olympics (OSN) competition at the SMP / MTs level. The aim is to explain the geometry problem solving strategy, describe the details of the relationship between concepts in detail, and recommend appropriate learning in solving Olympic problems. This article is the result of a descriptive study of OSN problem solving. Data is collected by analyzing the concepts and patterns of problem solving. Teaching geometry especially for Olympic materials must begin with the process of identifying important concepts that build a particular problem. These concepts are then analyzed and connected with each other to form a network. The concept network is then represented in a picture / visual display. Through this visual display, the teacher can guide students in arranging procedural steps based on the sequence of concepts that have been prepared. The teacher needs to create meaningful learning for students by connecting students 'prior knowledge with new knowledge through various representations, examples, and manipulations and focusing on students' conceptual understanding rather than procedures or rules.


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How to Cite
Pasandaran, R. F., & Jumarniati, J. (2019). Exploration of Geometry Problems at the National Science Olympics. International Conference on Natural and Social Sciences (ICONSS) Proceeding Series, 1(1), 186-191. https://doi.org/10.30605/iconss.19
Mathematics Education