Suharto, Wahyu Widada
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the direct and indirect effects of three latent variables (mathematical communication skills, mathematical connections and problem solving). This was a survey research conducted in senior high schools throughout the Kota Bengkulu. The sample of this study amounted to 170 students. There are three research instruments namely problem solving ability test, mathematical connection ability test and mathematical communication test. The results: there was a positive direct effect of mathematical connection skills on problem solving abilities. Second, there was a positive direct effect of mathematical communication skills on mathematical connection skills. Also, there was an indirect effect of mathematical communication skills on problem solving abilities through mathematical connections.
Keywords: Mathematical Connection, Mathematical Communication, Problem Solving Ability