Developing The 5th Grade Students’ Understanding Of The Concept Of Mean

Assagaf, Said,Fachry (2014) Developing The 5th Grade Students’ Understanding Of The Concept Of Mean. In: Ratu Ilma (Eds).The Second South East Asia Design/ Development Research (SEA-DR) International Conference, April 26-27,2014, Unsri, Palembang, April 26th-27th,2014, Palembang.

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    Abstract

    One of the first statistical measures that students encounter in school is the arithmetic mean, sometimes known as a mean or an average. Many studies have made an effort to promote students’ understanding of the concept of mean. The present study also focused on developing students’ understanding of the concept of mean based on Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) also known as PendidikanMatematikaRealistik Indonesia (PMRI). The goal is to contribute to a local instructional theory in learning the concept of mean. The research question of this study is how the measuring contexts can support students developing their understanding in learning the concept of mean. We used design research as the methodology to develop students’ understanding in learning the concept of mean. Three activities on measuring were designed; (1) repeated measurement context; (2) prediction on glider experiment; and (3) prediction on glider experiment on the bar chart. The subjects were one class of 5th grade; consists of 29 students and one teacher in SD InpresGalanganKapal II Makassar. The data were collected through video-recordings of lessons and students’ written works. The results show that the measuring activities were meaningful contexts for students to develop their initial understanding of the concept of mean

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: The Concept ofmean, Measuring activities, Realistic Mathematics Education (RME), PendidikanMatematikaRealistik Indonesia (PMRI)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Mathematics and Sciences Education > Mathematics Education
    Depositing User: Rudi Kule
    Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2015 14:33
    Last Modified: 25 Feb 2015 14:33
    URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/5217

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