Integration of Higher Order Thinking Skills in K12 Mathematics Subject through Group Activities
Mathematics is a subject that many students would have difficulties in learning it. Thus, integration of higher order thinking skills in the subject could play a role in helping the students in the learning process. Could the integration of higher order thinking skills be best fit in the learning process in consistent way or in periodical? This is because the hectic schedule of the students in Boarding School acts as a blockage in implementing this skill in the learning process. However, the skills should be implemented because of it serves many benefits to the students, especially in this new era of world. Thus, this paper will study on how to integrate higher order thinking skills in the learning process by using the group activities. The reason why must it be group activities is because this could give the chance to the students to communicate with each other in order to solve higher order thinking problems. This activity is also in parallel of the implementation of 21st century learning from the National Education Blueprints. The study has been progressing win assessing the implementation of higher order questions that should be answered individually among the students. Finally, research has shown that the integration of Higher Order Thinking Skill provide positive impact and further study should be carried out to assess the skill individually.