Building: Mitra Hotel, Bandung

Room: Nusantara 1

Date: 2017-12-06 07:00 AM – 05:30 PM

Last modified: 2018-04-13

#### Abstract

One of the habits considered to affect individual success in learning is Habits of Mind (HoM). In mathematics learning, HoM * *becomes an important affective ability who must have by the students to respond and find the solution of difficult problem while studying mathematics. The results of observations have been done in a secondary school in Bandung shows there are still students do not have a good HoM where they are afraid to learn mathematics and reluctant to find a solution of the problem that they think difficult. The findings were obtained from students questionnaires answers, mathematical reasoning test, and mathematical connection test given by the researcher*.* From the result, researcher conclude that HoM students, especially in mathematics learning should trained starting from elementary school, remembering HoM is the habits who constructed by previous experiences study. So at the next level of education, these students can have a good HoM that will be very useful when used in mathematics learning. This paper aims to describe a theoretical explanation about HoM's affective ability so that primary school teachers knowing the important of HoM and begin train this ability to their students.