Authors:Lutfianannisak Lutfianannisak, Ummu Sholihah Abstract: Mathematical communication is the way students express mathematical ideas either orally, written, drawing/diagrams, presenting in algebraic form, or using mathematical symbols. This research is motivated by field fact that shows that the learning process in school has not given opportunity to students to communicate idea related to their understanding. In this case the authors analyze the mathematical communication skills of X-IPA MA superior students Jabal Noor Trenggalek use the indicators on mathematical communication by selecting the subject by purposive sampling as much as 6 students of X-IPA class academic year 2016/2017 high-ability, average, and low. The purpose of this study is to describe the mathematical communication ability of the X-IPA MA superior students of Jabal Noor Trenggalek in solving the mathematical problems of the composition of functional material in terms of mathematical ability. This research uses qualitative approach with descriptive research type. Data were collected by giving tests and interviews. Data analysis is done through data reduction, data presentation, and conclusion. The results showed that the mathematical communication ability of high, medium, and low-ability students fulfilled the 3 components of communication standards established by NCTM, namely: 1) organizing and consolidating their mathematical thinking through communication; 2) analyzing and evaluating mathematical thinking (mathematical thinking) and strategies used by others, 3) using mathematical language to express mathematical ideas correctly. PubDate: 2018-05-24 Issue No:Vol. 1 (2018)

Authors:Muniri Muniri Abstract: Intuition has a big role when the analytic (formal) thinking process does not have the ability to reach it to the problems at hand. The presence of this intuition is spontaneous, immediate and sudden, and sometimes unpredictable. However, its presence is not suddenly but supported by the knowledge and experience, skills and skills possessed, through perceptions and feelings. In this context, intuition serves to facilitate the realm of the mind and makes it easy to understand and solve problems (red mathematical problems) in addition to the role of analytical and formal thinking is also required. Thus, intuition can be a means of opening the gates of ideas or ideas of solution discovery before formal steps are done analytically. The author seeks to illustrate the frameworks of these two forms of thinking (intuitive-analytical) inseparable from one another, but they give benefit from each other in the cycle of mathematical problem-solving. PubDate: 2018-05-24 Issue No:Vol. 1 (2018)

Authors:Novika Rahmawati, Maryono Maryono Abstract: One of the goals of mathematics teaching is that students have the ability to solve problems that include the ability to understand the problem, devised a mathematical model, solve the model and interpret the obtained solution. The ability of students to solve word problems needs to get serious attention due to the fact that in daily life, students do not face directly about number or numerals but they face word problem related to topics of mathematics. The purpose of this study was to describe the level of students' ability to solve word problems in the material of Linear Equation System with Two Variables (SPLDV). This research used a qualitative approach with descriptive research. Data collection techniques used were written tests, interviews, observations, and documentations. Data analysis technique used is the analysis of qualitative data with measures of data reduction, data presentation, and conclusion. Checking the validity of the data is done with perseverance observation, triangulation and checking peers. The results showed that: 1) High-ability students had excellent problem solving skills. 2) Medium-ability students had excellent problem solving abilities. 3) Students with moderate-ability problem solving ability is enough. PubDate: 2018-05-24 Issue No:Vol. 1 (2018)

Authors:Santi Dewi Astutik, Umy Zahroh Abstract: The fact that the low quality of learning and mathematics learning outcomes of students because the majority of math teachers still use the method of learning by way of lectures and assignments. In studying mathematics teachers should pay attention to the process of not only prioritize the achievement of learning results seen from UAS only. Therefore, the learning innovation is required. One of the innovative learning models is the Cycle Learning model. The Cycle Learning model is a student-centered learning model that can motivate students when learning, discussing, explaining, and developing. Thus, it can create an active learning atmosphere and not boring. By using media power point learning process becomes more fun. The research pattern used is quantitative approach and type of quasi-experimental research. The sampling technique used is simple random sampling. The sample used 35 experimental group students and 35 students as control group. Data collection methods used are observation, test and documentation. Data analysis technique using Independent Sample T-test. Based on the result of the research, it is concluded that (1) there is significant effect of cyclic learning model using power point toward student learning result of line material and class VII corner of MTsN Karangrejo Tulungagung. This can be seen from the value of t-test obtained of 3.741 is greater than the value of with a level of 5% that is equal to 1.994. (2) Big influence of learning model cycle using power point to student learning result of line material and grade angle VII MTsN Karangrejo Tulungagung. This can be seen from the value obtained manually that is equal to 0.92 in the interpretation table with 82% percentage. PubDate: 2018-05-24 Issue No:Vol. 1 (2018)

Authors:Siti Fatkun Ni’mah, Sutopo Sutopo Abstract: This research is based on the problems faced by students in solving math problems. Where these problems can hinder the success of students in the learning process. Therefore, researchers take a scaffolding step to overcome the difficulties faced by students in solving the problem of linear equations of one variable. The purpose of this research is to determine the type of the difficulties faced by students in problem solving linear equations one variable in class VII State Islamic Junior High School Pucanglaban and to describe the process of scaffolding students in problem solving linear equations one variable in class VII State Islamic Junior High School Pucanglaban. This study uses a qualitative approach, while based on the discussion techniques included in descriptive research. Methods of data collection using: observation, test, in-depth interviews, and notes field, and documentation as supporting data. Data analysis technique used is qualitative data analysis with steps: data reduction, data presentation and conclusion. The conclusion of this study were: (1) Difficulties faced by students in solving mathematical problems one variable linear equation materials are: (a) in understanding the problem, (b) in making a mathematical model, (c) to operate, and d) in drawing conclusions. (2) Provision of appropriate scaffolding to overcome the difficulties that students face, is as follows: (a) to overcome the difficulties students in understanding the problem, appropriate scaffolding is explaining, reviewing and restructuring. (b) to overcome student difficulties in making mathematical models, appropriate scaffolding is reviewing, and restructuring. (c) to overcome difficulties in operating, appropriate scaffolding is restructuring. (d) to overcome difficulties in drawing conclusions, appropriate scaffolding is developing conceptual thinking. PubDate: 2018-05-24 Issue No:Vol. 1 (2018)

Authors:Retno Marsitin Abstract: The purpose of this study is to describe mind-based discovery learning on complex functions to improve mathematical reasoning abilities. This study used a qualitative approach, with a classroom action research design, which was implemented in two cycles. The research was conducted at Universitas Kanjuruhan Malang with the subject of the study of mathematics education students who took complex functions with the number of 30 students. Data retrieval is: observation, test, documentation, field notes. Data analysis includes data reduction, data presentation, data review and conclusion drawing. Validity of data using triangulation. The results obtained from the data of academic ability, the ability of mathematical reasoning, the ability of student presentation and student response with better sesult. The conclusion of the research is mind map based discovery learning can improve the ability of mathematical reasoning and improve student academic success, so that learning is more qualified. PubDate: 2018-05-24 Issue No:Vol. 1 (2018)

Authors:Galandaru Swalaganata Abstract: Mathematical sciences that study basic mathematical operations that is addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are arithmetic. Arithmetic lessons have been introduced since entering formal education. It can deliver with various ways, one of them is using a line of numbers or represent with objects, such as marbles, books, and pencils. As the development of science and technology, the delivery process can be done by using mobile devices. For example smartphones, tablets and laptops. Utilization can be done by making games or more commonly known as ICT-based learning media. With the game related to math, users can not only play games, but also can sharpen the ability to solve problems related to math. Gametika made with Adobe Flash Professional CS6 software and Adobe Air 3.2 application runtime with waterfall design model consisting of: (1) system requirement analysis; (2) design system; (3) implementation; (4) trials; (5) deployment; and (6) treatment. This game can run on a smartphone with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system or a newer android version and smartphone screen resolution of at least 320 x 480 pixels. Gametika can also be played on a PC or laptop. The validation results are declared valid and suitable for use especially for children aged 10-13 years. PubDate: 2018-05-24 Issue No:Vol. 1 (2018)

Authors:Maya Fidanata Abstract: This study aims to describe the method of learning discovery learning with jigsaw type cooperative setting to improve student learning outcomes of sequence line and series XI SMK PGRI 1 Tulungagung. This type of research is a classroom action research. This research was conducted at SMK PGRI 1 Tulungagung in 2 stages, namely pre action and action stage. The action stage is implemented in 2 cycles and each cycle consists of 2 meetings. The results of this study can be concluded that the steps of learning mathematics that can improve student learning outcomes class XI APK-2 SMK PGRI 1 Tulungagung is preceded by apperception, the formation of groups of origin in heterogeneous, the formation of expert groups, the provision of stimuli or stimuli, students in groups identify problems, gather information, solve problems, verify, and conclude with the group. Furthermore, the students return to the origin group to convey to all members of the group of material origin that have been studied in the expert group in turn. Then the students presented the results of the discussion, held a quiz, award group and conducted a post test at the end of each meeting cycle. Student learning completeness of 95%, while the improvement of student's learning completeness of post test result of cycle I and post test result of cycle II equal to 37,5%. PubDate: 2018-05-24 Issue No:Vol. 1 (2018)

Authors:M. Haris Albadawi, Hariratuz Zulfa, Sumani Sumani Abstract: Mathematics is a subject that is considered difficult by students. This assumption is not without reason, because Mathematics is a structured science. If the student does not have a structure, then he will not be able to build a structure on it. Many difficulties are commonly experienced by students in Mathematics subjects. Usually students have difficulties in understanding the concept, application of principle, miscalculation, and less skilled in operation. Researchers chose SMAN I Rejotangan for research. This school is still using the curriculum KTSP when researchers conduct research. This school is easily accessible because it is located on bus lane. In addition, researchers also become educators at this school. Therefore, researchers know very well the atmosphere in this school. When conducting National Exam preparation guidance in class XII, researchers found many mistakes from students when working on root shape issues. While the material of the root form should have been mastered by students since class X. Therefore, there must be something that happens when students are still sitting in the bench class X. For various reasons this researcher want to reveal the reason behind the mistakes of students in working on the form of the root form. Not just to analyze students' mistakes, but also to find out the causes of students making. PubDate: 2018-03-24 Issue No:Vol. 1 (2018)