Designing Division Operation Learning In the Mathematics of Gasing

Charitas Indra Prahmana, Rully (2013) Designing Division Operation Learning In the Mathematics of Gasing. 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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    Several previous studies indicate that students have difficulty in understanding the concept of number operations, especially for the case of multiplication and division. Students are more likely to be introduced by the use of the formula without involving the concept itself and learning number operations separate the concrete situation of learning. This underlies the researchers to try designing division operation learning in the mathematics GASING (Math GASING), which always starts from the concrete (informal level) to the abstract (formal level). Concrete means real, can be touched, seen, and explored. Once children are able to relate the concrete forms to abstract (mathematics symbols), children are required to do much exercise (drill) with mental arithmetic namely “mencongak”. The purpose of this study is to look at the role of learning division operation in Math GASING in helping students' understanding of the division concept in the fourth grade from the informal (concrete) into formal level. The research method used is a design research with preliminary design, teaching experiments, and retrospective analysis stages. This study describes how the Math GASING make a real contribution of students understanding in the concept of division operation. The whole strategy and model that students discover, describe, and discuss the construction or contribution shows how students can use to help their initial understanding of the division concept. The stages in the learning trajectory has important role in understanding the division concept from informal to formal level. Keywords: Design Research, Math GASING, Division Operation

    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 22:05

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