Culture and mathematics learning: identifying students’ mathematics connection

Kusaeri, Kusaeri and Pardi, Habib Husnial and Quddus, Abdul (2019) Culture and mathematics learning: identifying students’ mathematics connection. Beta : Jurnal Tadris Matematika, 12 (1). pp. 82-93. ISSN 2085-5893; 2541-0458

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Mathematicsconnection support students finding various possible strategies in problem-solving. Cultural products can be used as mathematical objects in learning. This article,part of a study that designed culture-based learning, aimsto identify students' mathematics connection. Data was collected through a test given to 341 students and unstructured interviews of ninestudents selected based on the completion of the test, which fulfills mathematization steps. Data analysis beganbyclassifyingstudents’answers based on mathematization, identifyingmathematics connection of students according to mathematization, analyzingstudents’ mathematics connection, and drawingconclusions about mathematics connection and the constraints found. The results showed that students' mathematics connections include three categories, namely understanding connection, representation connection, and justification connection. Students with justification connection solvedmathematical problems according to mathematization steps, from the identification of mathematical objects to formal mathematics.Meanwhile, students with understanding and representation connection solvedtheir respective mathematical problems up to the concrete and formal stages. The findingsrevealthat culture-based mathematics learning provides space to understand students' mathematicsconnection. Further research is requiredto provethat itcan be used to develop students' mathematicsconnection.

Item Type: Article
Kusaeri, Kusaeri
Pardi, Habib Husnial
Quddus, Abdul
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematicslearning; Culture; Mathematicsconnection
Subjects: 01 MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES > 0101 Pure Mathematics > 010199 Pure Mathematics not elsewhere classified
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
Divisions: Karya Ilmiah > Artikel
Depositing User: Samidah Nurmayuni
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2021 12:37
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2021 12:37

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