Recall and mathematical problem solving for students with disabilities

Kamid Kamid, Universitas Jambi, Indonesia
Jefri Marzal, Universitas Jambi, Indonesia
Wardi Syafmen, Universitas Jambi, Indonesia
Rohati Rohati, Universitas Jambi, Indonesia
Rina Kusuma Dewi, Universitas Jambi, Indonesia


This article reports on the ability of feeble-minded or mentally retarded students in mathematical recall and problem-solving processes. In particular, this study investigated whether recall ability can affect feeble-minded students' ability to work on mathematical problems. This research was conducted using a mixed-method approach with a sequential explanatory research design. The sample of this study consisted of 34 feeble-minded students. The findings show that the ability of feeble-minded students to solve mathematical problems and their recall abilities were categorized as fair Another finding is that the ability to recall had a 62.1% effect on the ability to work on mathematical problems. The contribution of this study is that feeble-minded students' ability to work on mathematical problems is greatly influenced by their ability in the mathematical recall process.


Mathematics; Problem; Recall; Students with disabilities

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