Rahmad Bustanul Anwar, Jazim Ahmad, Dwi Rahmawati (2016) The Implementation Of Constructivism-based Mathematics Module To Increase The Students‟ Mathematics Understanding

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Constructivism - Based Mathematics Module is an alternative to improve students' mathematics understanding. This research is an experimental research that aims to find out the effectiveness in the implementation of constructivism - based mathematics module in mathematics learning process. The sample of this research is the students at eighth grade A of SMP Negeri 2 Metro, eighth grade A of SMP Negeri 4 Metro and e ighth grade 4 of SMP N 6 Metro. The implementation of the research conducted on odd semester in Academic Year 2016/2017 which includes four chapters, namely: coordinate systems, algebra operation, functions and equations of straight lines. The results show s that the implementation of constructivism - based mathematics module can improve students' mathematics understanding. In broad outline of four material chapters (coordinate systems, algebra operation, functions and equations of straight lines) studied, the greatest increasing of students' mathematics understanding is medium category. The result is also supported by observation result during the learning activity. The data shows that the implementation of constructivism - based mathematics module can bring the students who have high and medium academic ability to be more active in the discussion process. This situation is exploited by the teacher to help the students who are less - active in understanding the material.

Keywords: Mathematics Module, Constructivis m - Based, Mathematics Understanding


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