Global Research Trends of Mathematics Literacy in Elementary School: A Bibliometric Analysis

Laely Farokhah, Tatang Herman, W. Wahyudin, Zaenal Abidin


This study aims to analysis global research trends of mathematics literacy in elementary schools through bibliometric using VOSviewer software with Publish or Perish. We conducted bibliometric analysis in this research. The data was collected using a manager reference application, namely Publish or Perish sourced by Google Scholar. Publish or Perish software was used to conduct a literature review of mathematics literacy in elementary school topics. The keywords used in collecting data are mathematics literacy, elementary school, and mathematics education. The article publications used were published from 2014 to 2024. The results revealed that 998 relevant articles were published in the range of 2014 to 2024. The research trends based on the publication of research on mathematics literacy in elementary schools have fluctuated from 2014 to 2017. However, since 2017 research publications on mathematics literacy in elementary school have drastically decreased (sequentially 154,121, 97, 61, 44, 21, 14, 12 publications per year).Based on the mapping results, the connection between mathematics literacy and elementary school cannot be seen clearly. In conclusion, the research publication on mathematics literacy in elementary school is still limited to research and has a big chance to conduct future research, so that it can have a higher impact on research novelty.


Bibliometric analysis; Elementary school; Mathematics literacy

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