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ERIC Number: EJ1078954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2087-8885
Students' Strategies of Measuring Time Using Traditional "Gasing" Game in Third Grade of Primary School
Jaelani, Anton; Putri, Ratu Ilma Indra; Hartono, Yusuf
Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, v4 n1 p29-40 Jan 2013
Understanding of measuring time has difficulty for children because it is intangible. Standard units often used directly by teacher for learning time measurement. Many researches involved games in designing learning material to facilitate fun and meaningful learning for children. For this reason, learning of time measurement that connects with children's daily experience was designed. The context of this research was traditional "gasing" game. The study is situated in implementation of Indonesian version of Realistic Mathematics Education, labeled as PMRI. This research aimed to acquire learning trajectory of time measurement using traditional "gasing" game for the third grader of primary school by describing students' progress in learning. Design research methodology comprising preparing for the experiment, teaching experiment, and retrospective analysis was used. The research was conducted in SD (Sekolah Dasar) Pusri (Pupuk Sriwijaya) Palembang as one of PMRI (Pendidikan Matematika Realistik Indonesia) school. The result of the teaching experiment showed that learning design could foster students to experience reinvention of time measurement historically. It stimulated students to emerge their sense of time, measure time using non standard unit, understand the concept of standard unit, and measure time using standard unit. Students' strategies that were emerged showed students' progress through situation and problems that were provided by traditional "gasing" game.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia
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