Supporting Students in Learning Multiplication through Splitting Strategy

Johar, Rahmah and Khairunnisak, Cut (2013) Supporting Students in Learning Multiplication through Splitting Strategy. 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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    Most Indonesian textbooks do not support students to develop and discuss a variety of multiplication strategies. The books mostly introduces multiplication tables, let students memorize them, and then continues by ask students use multiplication algorithm. As a result, the students can apply that algorithm but they did not know the reason behind that algorithm. Realistic Mathematics Education for Indonesia (PMRI) has designed PMRI textbooks. Some of topics are developed by using Design Research. There are two cycles in this research; each of the cycles consists of preparation, teaching experiment, and a retrospective analysis phase. The contexts and activities used in the first cycle were revised and changed to be more meaningful for Indonesian students. The changes then were employed in the second cycle. Our findings suggest that to support students in developing a splitting strategy, we need some meaningful activities such as developing multiplication network, multiplication by tens, and various contexts consisting of one-digit and two-digit multiplications Keywords: Splitting strategies, design research, multiplication

    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 13:23
    Last Modified: 09 Nov 2013 21:40

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