Al Jupri, Rizky Rosjanuardi


The Indonesian government has been promoting the National Literacy Movement since 2016. However, teachers’ readiness to promote mathematical literacy skills in the classroom are deficient. This research aims to analyze secondary school mathematics teachers’ understanding of mathematical literacy problems. We carried out a survey study involving 32 mathematics teachers in Bandung-West Java. In this survey, each teacher was requested to send two mathematics problems considered as mathematical literacy problems via Google Form. The result of the analysis showed that only one-fourth of the teachers are familiar with mathematical literacy problems. Implications for mathematics educations is discussed.


Mathematical Literacy; Mathematical Literacy Problems; National Literacy Movement; Mathematics Education

Full Text:



Albrecht, M. (2016). The Handshake Problem and Pre assessing Practice Standard Skills. The Mathematics Teacher, 110(1), 60-63.

Arslan, C., & Yavuz, G. (2012). A Study on Mathematical Literacy Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Prospective Teachers. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 46, 5622-5625.

Budak, I. (2012). Mathematical profiles and problem-solving abilities of mathematically promising students. Educational Research and Reviews, 7(16), 344-350.

Chapman, O. (2006). Classroom practices for context of mathematics word problems. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 62(2), 211-230.

Colwell, J., & Enderson, M.C. (2016). “When I Hear Literacy”: Using Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of Mathematical Literacy to Inform Program Changes in Teacher Education. Teaching and Teacher Education, 53, 63-24.

De Lange, J. (2006). Mathematical literacy for living from OECD-PISA perspective. Tsukuba Journal of Educational Study in Mathematics, 25, 13-15.

Foong, P. Y., & Koay, P. L. (1997). School-word problems and stereotyped thinking. Teaching and Learning, 18(1), 73-82.

Genc, M., & Erbas, A.K. (2019). Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Conceptions of Mathematical Literacy. International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology, 7(3), 222-237.

Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture. (2017). Materi Pendukung Literasi Numerasi: Gerakan Literasi Nasional. Jakarta: Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan.

Jupri, A., & Drijvers, P. H. M. (2016). Student difficulties in mathematizing word problems in algebra. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics Science and Technology Education, 12(9), 2481-2502.

Ku, H. Y., & Sullivan, H. J. (2000). Personalization of mathematics word problems in Taiwan. Educational Technology Research and Development, 48(3), 49-60.

Lantz-Andersson, A., Linderoth, J., & Säljö, R. (2009). What’s the problem? Meaning making and learning to do mathematical word problems in the context of digital tools. Instructional Science, 37(4), 325-343.

Malasari, P. N., Herman, T., & Jupri, A. (2017). The construction of mathematical literacy problems for geometry. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 895, 1-7.

Mahdiansyah, M., & Rahmawati, R. (2014). Literasi Matematika Siswa Pendidikan Menengah: Analisis Menggunakan Desain Tes Internasional dengan Konteks Indonesia. Jurnal Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, 20(4), 452- 469.

OECD. (2013). PISA 2012 assessment and analytical framework: Mathematics, reading, science, problem solving and financial literacy. Paris: OECD Publishing.

OECD. (2014). PISA 2012 Result: What students know and can do. Paris: OECD Publishing

OECD. (2016). PISA 2015 technical report. Paris: OECD Publishing.

OECD. (2019). PISA 2018 results: Combined executive summaries Volume I, II, & III. Paris: OECD Publishing.

Oktiningrum, W., Zulkardi, Z., & Hartono, Y. (2016). Developing PISA-like mathematics task with Indonesia natural and cultural heritage as context to assess students’ mathematical literacy. Journal on Mathematics Education, 7(1), 1-8.

Ozgen, K. (2019). Problem-Posing Skills for Mathematical Literacy: The Sample of Teachers and Pre-Service Teachers. Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, 84, 177 – 212.

Rowland, T. (2003). Mathematics as human activity: a different handshakes problem. The Mathematics Educator, 7(2), 55-70.

Sari, E. F. P. (2015). Pengembangan soal matematika model PISA untuk mengetahui argumentasi siswa di Sekolah Menengah Pertama. Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika, 9(2),124-147.

Sari, R. H. N., & Wijaya, A. (2017). Mathematical Literacy of Senior High School Students in Yogyakarta. Jurnal Riset Pendidikan Matematika, 4(1), 100-107.

Setiawati, S., Herman, T., & Jupri, A. (2017). Investigating middle school students’ difficulties in mathematical literacy problems level 1 and 2. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 909, 1-9.

Siebert, D., & Draper, R. J. (2012). Reconceptualizing literacy and instruction for mathematics classrooms. In C. Shanahan & T. L. Jetton (Eds.), Adolescent literacy in the academic disciplines: General principles and practical strategies (pp. 172-198). New York: Guilford.

Spresser, D. M. (1990). A discrete mathematical model for solving a handshaking problem and proving its correctness. Mathematical and Computer Modelling: An International Journal, 14, 97-100.

Stacey, K. (2011). The PISA view of mathematical literacy in Indonesia. Journal on Mathematics Education, 2(2), 95-126.

Suharyono, E., & Rosnawati, R. (2020). Analisis Buku Teks Pelajaran Matematika SMP ditinjau Literasi Matematika. Mosharafa: Jurnal Pendidikan Matematika, 9(3), 451-462.

Toom, A. (1999). Word problems: Applications or mental manipulatives. For the Learning of Mathematics, 19(1), 36-38.

Van Den Heuvel-Panhuizen, M. (2005). The role of contexts in assessment problems in mathematics. For the learning of mathematics, 25(2), 2-23.




  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2020 Jurnal Pengajaran MIPA

JPMIPA is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

Jurnal Pengajaran Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam (JPMIPA) or Journal of Mathematics and Science Teaching 

All rights reserverd. pISSN 1412-0917 eISSN 2443-3616

Copyright © Faculty of Mathematics and Science Education (FPMIPA) Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI)


View JPMIPA Stats