MAP AS A TOOL TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPATIAL ABILITY

Kurniadi, Elika and Indra Putri, Ratu Ilma and Hartono, Yusuf and Abels, Meike J (2013) MAP AS A TOOL TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPATIAL ABILITY. In: Zulkardi(Eds). The First South East Asia Design/ Development Research (SEA-DR) International Conference, April 22nd-23rd, 2013, Unsri, Palembang.

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    Abstract

    Spatial matters are involved in learning and teaching mathematics as a representation of the real world, including specific features of a graph and the surrounding text when solving a mathematical task. Maps are the main source of spatial information and spatial ability which is required to decode maps because of the spatial relation among visual elements. Therefore, a map can be a bridge between the real world and abstract world. In recent years, many studies that consider the spatial ability and map literacy were conducted. Realistic Mathematics Education in geometry makes extensive use of interesting spatial and map tasks, but unfortunately, research on the effects of this specific strand is lacking. Moreover, there is a lack of research of this domain in Indonesia. Realizing the importance of spatial ability and map literacy, we designed a learning sequence by using maps as a tool to support the development of spatial ability. The activity of learning sequence is based on the characteristic of PMRI (Pendidikan Matematika Realsitik Indonesia). The purpose of this study is to contribute the local instruction theory of spatial ability particularly map reading and map making (map understanding). To achieve the purpose of study, design research is chosen as an appropriate approach. The participants of the research were students of the second grade in elementary school. The learning experiment showed that students has prior knowledge in spatial ability so these activities that involve map as a material in learning instruction can support students to have experience and develop spatial ability particularly map understanding. Keywords: Spatial ability, map understanding , learning sequence

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Mathematics and Sciences Education > Mathematics Education
    Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Zulkardi MIKomp.,MSc.
    Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 13:20
    Last Modified: 22 Jul 2013 13:20
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/2413

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