Problem-solving Approach and Its Impact on Creative Thinking Ability of Prospective Mathematics Teachers

Al Jupri, Asep Syarif Hidayat


This study aims to investigate the implementation of a problem-solving approach and its corresponding impact on the creative thinking ability of prospective mathematics teachers. A qualitative case study approach was used in this study in the form of observations of learning and teaching processes for geometry topics through the use of a problem-solving approach and of a written test involving 20 prospective mathematics teachers, in one of the state universities in Bandung, Indonesia. The results showed that the implemented problem-solving approach influenced prospective mathematics teachers’ creative thinking in solving problems. The use of different strategies showed prospective teachers’ creative thinking ability in problem-solving processes. The effect of the problem-solving approach on prospective mathematics teachers can be investigated further to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of creative thinking ability.


Creative Thinking Ability; Problem-solving Approach; Geometry Education; Prospective Mathematics Teachers

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Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika
Department of Master Program on Mathematics Education
Faculty of Teacher Training and Education
Sriwijaya University, Palembang, Indonesia
Kampus FKIP Bukit Besar
Jl. Srijaya Negara, Bukit Besar
Palembang - 30139 Indonesia

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