International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research
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International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research (IJTMER) E-ISSN 2621-8488 DOI Prefix 10.33122/ijtmer by is a peer-reviewed open-access international journal who aims to the sharing, dissemination and discussion of current trends research results, experience and perspectives across a wide range of mathematics education, teaching mathematics, development in mathematics instruction, innovations in mathematics learning, and current trends issue in mathematics education research. This journal will be published four issue per year in March, June, September and December published by the IIES Independent.
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Ethnomathematics on Dayak Tabun Traditional Tools for School Mathematics Learning

Hartono, Hartono, Saputro, Marhadi

International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research Vol 1, No 3 (2018)
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The purpose of this study was to describe ethnomathematics on Dayak Tabun traditional tools in school mathematics learning. This study uses a qualitative approach, with descriptive research methods. Observation techniques are direct observation and communication techniques, namely interviews with Dayak Tabun community leaders, especially makers, users, and traditional stakeholders. the results of the research obtained are: 1) form, learning context in geometric concepts, namely flat and wake up space; 2) aspects of the motive, the learning context in the geometry concepts, like are two-dimensional, lines, and angles, besides that the algebraic concept is a number pattern in the form of a constant sequence; 3) the way of making, the learning context in the algebraic concept of numbers, namely fractions in dividing the material into two parts, calculating operations especially on natural numbers, sequential numbers through measurement of materials; 4) in terms of the use of tools, the context of calculating operating learning is the tool used in the dance, namely the tapping of movements and elevation angles in trigonometric material, namely the use of a Sangkuh Akai tool. Therefore, ethnomathematics on traditional Dayak Tabun ethnic instruments can be used as the context of school mathematics learning.

Scaffolding Based on Problems in Graph Theory Learning

Wulandari, Yunita Oktavia, Damayanti, Nia Wahyu

International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research Vol 1, No 3 (2018)
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Scaffolding is assistance provided so students can solve problems or understand concepts that can not be solved independently. When students are considered capable of completing their tasks independently, the assistance is eliminated. In this study, scaffolding was carried out by giving problems about graph theory. Problems given are closed and open contextual problems. The selection of this problem can be seen by students' understanding of graph theory. The results of this study, this problem-based scaffolding can help students who experience difficulties in the problem of graph theory. Students are enthusiastic because through this problem, they can explore and connect blood donation problems and regional tourism with the concept of graph.

Student’s Difficulty Analysis Through Realistic Mathematics Education Using Batak Toba Cultures

Simanjuntak, Sinta Dameria, Imelda, Imelda

International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research Vol 1, No 3 (2018)
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This study aims to describe students' difficulties in solving numerical patterns in the context of the Toba Batak ethnic culture after the implementation of the Realistics Mathematic Education Approach in the context of the Toba Batak Tribe Culture. Subjects in this study were students of class VIII Junior High School (SMP) totaling 32 people. The data collection tool used in this study is a test that totals ten questions in the form of a description. This type of research is a qualitative descriptive study. Data collection techniques are carried out by tests, observation, interviews, and documentation. Data analysis techniques were carried out by data reduction, data presentation, and concluding. The results showed that students had difficulty determining the sequence of numbers, determining the configuration of a sequence of numbers, determining the arithmetic series, determining the number of n first arithmetic series terms, determining the first term n row geometry, and determine the number of n first terms of the geometry series. The causal factor is that students are not able to distinguish the general formula concept of a sequence and the concept of configuration patterns from a sequence of numbers, operating error calculations and not understanding integer ranks.

Implementation of Geometry Multimedia Based on Van Hiele's Thinking Theory for Enhancing Critical Thinking Ability for Grade V Students

Primasatya, Nurita, Jatmiko, Jatmiko

International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research Vol 1, No 2 (2018)
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This study is a advances study of the development of geometry multimedia based on Van Hiele's thinking theory with the aim of for enhancing critical thinking ability using the ADDIE development model. In this study, a difference test was conducted to determine the effect of using geometry multimedia on students' critical thinking abilities. This experiment was conducted at SDN Mojoroto 1 and SDN Mojoroto 6 Kota Kediri. The results of the t-test analysis show that there are significant differences between the critical thinking abilities of students who use geometry multimedia based on Van Hiele's thinking theory and those who do not use geometry multimedia based on Van Hiele's Thinking Theory.

Improving Students’ Learning Outcomes Using 4Me Module with Cooperative Learning

Suprapti, Endang, Mursyidah, Himmatul, Inganah, Siti

International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research Vol 1, No 2 (2018)
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Based on the evaluation result on the course of linear algebra, the result of mathematics student’s learning outcome, faculty of teacher training and education, University of Muhammadiyah Surabaya, from 26 students indicate that 30,76 % of students complete learning and 69,24% did not complete the target with average value 55,60. Based on the student's opinion, the course of linear algebra was difficult because has a high difficulty level, the learning system uses direct learning, and it causes the boredom. Furthermore, the reference material does not support completely for linear algebra. Thus we need additional learning models, so the students do not get bored and difficult by direct learning model that we used. In this case, we use “The Cooperative Learning Type TPS” model with 4 Me module in order to help the student to be able to work and shared with their friend to find problem solutions so that the interaction among learners occurs and the learning process becomes more active. We use the classroom action research method in this research. Based on the result of the research, we can improve 30% student’s learning result, 21 % of student’s activity and 95 % positive student’s response.

Effect of Problem Based Learning Model on Mathematical Learning Outcomes of 6th Grade Students of Elementary School Accredited B in Kendari City

Kaharuddin, Andi

International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research Vol 1, No 2 (2018)
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The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of problem-based learning models towards the mathematics learning outcomes of 6th-grade students of an Elementary School accredited B in Kendari City. This study is quantitative experimental research. The population in this were all 6th-grade students of an Elementary School accredited B in Kendari City. The technique of determining the sample was done by cluster random sampling. Data analysis used is descriptive statistics and inferential statistics where the hypothesis test used is the t-test. The results showed the effect of problem-based learning models better than direct instruction and problem-based learning model positive effect on mathematics learning outcomes of 6th-grade students of an Elementary School Accredited B in Kendari City.

Analysis of Communication and Information Science Education Inclusivity in a STEM Environment in Zimbabwe

Matorevhu, Alois

International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research Vol 1, No 2 (2018)
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Communication and Information Science (CIS) can be effectively applied in a STEM environment if ICT is accessible to people including those who are visually impaired (VI). This is premised on that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has invaded every part of society, from home, industry and social life, as the world moves rapidly into digital media.  One way of ensuring the effective inclusion of VI people in communication and Information Science is to have an education system from preschool, secondary through to tertiary which has inclusive ICT education. Apart from engendering CIS, ICT promotes/enhances student-centered learning consistent with STEM objectives. Through Zimbabwe’s education system, the visually impaired (VI) people like anybody else, need to understand and apply ICT as a tool to aid their learning, professional development, and a means of socializing. What is questionable is whether the education system of Zimbabwe from preschool, prepares VI people to be effective users of ICT as STEM objectives suggest.  In order to gain insight, curricula documents for a selected teachers’ college T and Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education curriculum documents were analyzed.  Also, data was generated through interviews and focus group discussion with VI pre-service teachers at teachers’ college T. The interviews and focus group discussions aimed to generate data through VI pre-service teachers’ reflections on their primary and secondary school days, juxtaposed with their current experience during teacher training with respect to inclusivity on use of ICT as a tool for teaching and learning, aiding personal learning and social life interactions. All the 10 VI pre-service teachers involved in the study concurred that if ICT learning and application begins as early as primary level, one is bound to develop high competence and confidence in ICT use. However, a very supportive environment, morally and materially, was seen as crucial in developing high competence and confidence levels of VI persons in using ICT for learning and in social life.

Advocating Mathematics Teacher Research Prowess for Improved Professionalism

ABAH, Joshua Abah

International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research Vol 1, No 1 (2018)
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While serving in the field of practice, teachers have continued to hold to the view that research is an activity carried out by professional researchers based outside the basic schools. This is because traditionally, class teachers have never been expected to comment on the theory and practice of their work. However, recent push by the Teacher Research movement across the globe has emphasized teacher research as a process in which educators note problems in the context of their own schools and classrooms and propose investigative methods appropriate to address the problems. On this premise, this review first considers the ramification of mathematics teacher research in improving professionalism in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Secondly, teacher professionalism in mathematics education was given a detailed coverage. Thirdly, the task of mathematics teachers as researchers was considered. The role of higher education in nurturing fruitful collaborations with basic schools was discussed along with the implications of mathematics teacher research for classroom practice in Nigeria.

Application of Grey Numbers to Assessment of Mathematical Modeling Capacities

Voskoglou, Michael Gr.

International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research Vol 1, No 1 (2018)
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Mathematical modeling appears today as a dynamic tool for teaching and learning mathematics, because it connects mathematics with real world applications thus increasing the student interest on the subject. In the present paper a method is developed that uses grey numbers for evaluating student mathematical modeling capacities and a classroom application is presented illustrating it. This new assessment method is useful in particular when the student performance is evaluated with linguistic characterizations (grades) and not with numerical scores, which makes non feasible the calculation of the mean value of those grades. Grey numbers are indeterminate numbers which are defined with the help of the real intervals and they have found nowadays many applications in real life, science and engineering for handling approximate data.

Guided Discovery Worksheet for Increasing Mathematical Creative Thinking and Self-Efficacy

Yuliani, Tripatika, Noer, Sri Hastuti, Rosidin, Undang

International Journal of Trends in Mathematics Education Research Vol 1, No 1 (2018)
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This research development aimed to develop of worksheet based on guided discovery for increasing mathematical creative thinking and student’s self-efficacy. Development stage in this study is a preliminary study, planning, development of worksheet, worksheet validation, and field testing. The subject of this research is the students of class 10A3 and 10A5 MAN 1 Central Lampung in the Academic of 2017/2018. The data of this research were obtained by observation, interview, mathematicalcreative thinking ability test and self-efficacy scale. The result of the validity by subject matter expert and media expert showed that the worksheet is considered excellent. The Initial field testing results indicate that worksheet is included in either category. The field testing results showed that (1) the student’s mathematical creative thinking aspect was effective because seen from the N-Gain of 0,54 which included in the category of moderate improvement and (2) the student’s self-efficacy was effective because seen from the N-Gain of 0,36 which included in the category of moderate improvement. It can be concluded that worksheet based on guided discovery effective way to improve the mathematical creative thinking ability and student’s self-efficacy.