Writing Books On Mathematics For Primary School On A Pmri Approach

Amin, Siti M. (2014) Writing Books On Mathematics For Primary School On A Pmri Approach. 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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      Indonesian Realistic Maths Education (PMRI) started in Indonesia since 2001 and slowly spreading throughout the rest of the country. The PMRI Team in 2007 started to think about developing a mathematics book for primary school which fulfils the teaching material standards. These standards are: 1) Teaching materials are in line with curriculum; 2) Teaching materials use realistic problems to motivate students and to help students learn mathematics; 3) Teaching material intertwine mathematics concepts from different domains to give opportunities for students to learn a meaningful and integrated mathematics; 4) Teaching materials contain enrichment materials to accommodate different ways and levels of students’ thinking; 5) Teaching materials are presented in such a way to encourage students to think critically, creative, innovative and stimulate students’ interaction and cooperation. Subsequently a team of writer consisting of four members were formed. These members come from four Teaching Force Educational Body (LPTK): Universitas Syah Kuala, UniversitasNegeri Medan, Unversitas Sanata Dharma and Universitas Surabaya. As the program progresses, the team of writer adds four primary school teachers. The writing of the book is based on the cycle of research and development. The first step was to analyse the curriculum. Basic competencies in the curriculum are broken down into learning material at every level. The material for every level is further broken down into two semesters. Each semester is further divided into four periods with twelve sessions each. We developed a two page learning material for each of these sessions. This is to ensure that it will be easier for teaChers to teach the students. The next steps are to write, to validate and to test the books. Validation was done by mathematicians and mathematics educator. After validation, the book is revised based on their input. The revised book is then tested in a classroom setting by the teachers. The test’s result is then used by the writers to complete another round of revision. Up to now, we have the material for teachers’ guide and students book for Primary 1 to 3; although the related books for Primary 3 have yet to be printed

      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematics Book, Primary School, Indonesian RME
      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: 02 Mar 2015 11:17
      Last Modified: 02 Mar 2015 11:17
      URI: http://eprints.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/5248

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