Author: Bens Pardamean
Author: Teddy Suparyanto
Author: Evelyn
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 52-64
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.2015.41.3.04
PDF: tner/201503/tner20150304.pdf

The effect of Logo programming language on problem solving skills was investigated in this study. Eighty-five fifth-grade students were assigned to either an experimental or control Logo group. They were pre-tested to assess baseline receptiveness to figural and logical word problem-solving skills. After eight weeks of learning, the Logo experimental group had significantly higher scores than the control group on the problem-solving skills tests (assessing both figural and logical word problem-solving skills). The result revealed significant differences in the figural problem-solving skill between the Logo experimental and control groups. An implication was that Logo programming exercised skills are more critical and relevant to the figural problem-solving skill. Possible alternative explanations and suggestions are provided for future research endeavors.

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