Analysis of Student Quotient Adversity in Problem Solving Hots Mathematics Problems

Samsul Hadi, Alpi Zaidah


Problem-solving of High Order Thinking Skill (HOTS) problems Mathematics is a part of the mathematics learning process that requires high-level adversity quotient (AQ) for students. This study aims to analyze the AQ level of students in solving mathematics HOTS problems. This research uses a case study-based qualitative approach. Research participants consisted of 47 students of class XI at an MA in East Lombok, NTB, in the even semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. The research sample was determined by purposive sampling. The instrument used was a diagnostic test consisting of descriptive questions and multiple-choice, AQ questionnaire, and interview guidelines. The results showed that: 1) the AQ level of the students was in the medium category in solving HOTS mathematics questions, 2) there was no relationship between the level of mathematics problem-solving ability and the AQ level of students in solving the HOTS mathematics problems, 3) the students quickly gave up in solving HOTS mathematics questions, and 4) Students have difficulty in the aspects of language, concepts, and strategies in solving HOTS Mathematics problems.


problem solving; high order thinking skill; adversity quotient

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