Knowledge of Student in Learning on the Topic of Trigonometry in High School

  • Awaluddin Makaraka Students of Graduate Program of Mathematics Education, Universitas Cokroaminoto Palopo
  • Marufi Marufi Magister of Mathematics Education, Universitas Cokroaminoto Palopo
  • Muhammad Ilyas Magister of Mathematics Education, Universitas Cokroaminoto Palopo
Keywords: Knowledge of Student, pre-service teachers, mathematics learning, misconception


This study aims to describe knowledge of students that the pre-service mathematics teachers had regarding students' difficulties, concept error that frequently happened, and forms of representation employed in learning on the topic of trigonometry in high school. The research is a descriptive study that adopted a qualitative approach. The subject of the study was a female undergraduate student in mathematics education that was currently in internship III while the location was in SMA Negeri 1 Palopo. Data collection technique carried out by the researcher was by observing the learning process in the classroom. The data was then analyzed by several steps that comprised: data reduction, data categorization, interpretation, and conclusion. The findings of the research revealed that the subject skills in tackling students’ misconception were: (1) using questions as a learning strategy to build students’ knowing, (2) explaining the relationship between concepts to systematically organize the fundamental of ideas enhancement planned by the students.


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How to Cite
Makaraka, A., Marufi, M., & Ilyas, M. (2019). Knowledge of Student in Learning on the Topic of Trigonometry in High School. International Conference on Natural and Social Sciences (ICONSS) Proceeding Series, 1(1), 198-201.
Mathematics Education