Authors:Sri Solihah, Heris Hendriana, Rippi Maya Pages: 75 - 82 Abstract: This research is motivated by the fact shows the mathematical communication ability of the students not yet in accordance with the expected. One such problem is learning that does not provide flexibility to students to exploit the potential of the brain optimally, where in general is generally more emphasis on the left brain function. Mathematical communication skills need to be supported by right brain function. Characteristics of learning that offers learning concepts that align the way the brain works naturally designed is by learning Brain-Based Learning (BBL). The research method used is quasi experiment. Quantitative data is obtained from pretest and posttes data. Research found that There are achievements and improvements in students' mathematical communication skills whose learning uses the Brain-Based Learning approach compared with students who received conventional learning in terms of students' early math skills, and self-confidence and there is an association between the ability of mathematical communication and self-confidence. PubDate: 2018-08-28 DOI: 10.22219/mej.v2i2.6491 Issue No:Vol. 2, No. 2 (2018)

Authors:Siti Nur Tresnawati Pages: 83 - 90 Abstract: This study is a quasi experiment, which aims to examine the achievement and improvement of mathematical connection ability and Adversity Quotient of Mts students through SQ4R learning as a whole and based on KAM and association among variables. The population in this research is all students of class VIII MTsN 1 Subang. Samples were taken by random class, which are from eight grade obtained two classes, namely VIII D as the experimental class and class VIII A as the control class. Instruments in this study were each set of tests for mathematical connections, and a set of student’s adversity quotient scales and a set of student’s scale of views on SQ4R learning. The study found that the achievement and improvement of mathematical connection ability of students whose learning using SQ4R learning is better than that of learning using ordinary learning as a whole or reviewed from KAM. And also adversity quotient of students who study using SQ4R is better than the learning using ordinary learning. it was also found an association between the ability of connections and adversity quotient of students in the classroom using SQ4R learning. The student’s performance illustration during the SQ4R study shows the student’s activity both individually or in cooperate in their group to build new knowledge that must be owned by students, so that improving the ability of mathematical connections as well as the adversity quotient of the student. PubDate: 2018-08-28 DOI: 10.22219/mej.v2i2.6492 Issue No:Vol. 2, No. 2 (2018)

Authors:Ukan Suheri Pages: 91 - 100 Abstract: This study is a quasi experiment that aims to determine whether the achievement and improvement of students' mathematical communication skills and confidence of students who get the Learning Transactional Reading Strategy is better than the ordinary study reviewed overall and KAM categories. Alternative approach applied is Learning Transactional Reading Strategy. The research method used is quasi experimental method with the population of junior high school students in Bandung. While the sample is taken from class VII as much as two classes are randomly selected from 9 classes. Before doing the research the first test of prerequisite or Early Mathematical Ability (KAM) is done. At the beginning and end of the learning the two experimental and control classes were given a test and attitude questionnaire. The data collection in this research is in the form of test which contains 6 description questions for mathematical communication ability and 30 attitude questionnaires of student's self confidence . The score data of each capability was analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistic using the difference test of two averages. Based on the results of the study, both the results of data analysis and hypothesis testing, the author concludes that the improvement of mathematical communication skills of students who get the learning transactional reading strategy is better than the improvement of students' communication skills learning using ordinary learning reviewed overall and KAM category is medium. While the self-confidence of students who get the learning transactional reading strategy is better than the students' self-confidence who get ordinary learning reviewed overall and categories of high, medium and low KAM. PubDate: 2018-08-28 DOI: 10.22219/mej.v2i2.6493 Issue No:Vol. 2, No. 2 (2018)

Authors:Yayu Yusniawati, Heris Hendriana, Rippi Maya Pages: 101 - 105 Abstract: This research is a quasi experimental research, which aims to examine the achievement and improvement of problem solving skills and mathematical disposition of MA students by using Problem Posing approach. The population in this study is the students of class XI in one MA in Tasikmalaya City. With the sample subject is class XI IIS 1 as the control class and XI IIS 3 as the experimental class which totals the total of 62 students. Data obtained from research instruments in the form of tests (pretest and postes problem solving ability) and nontes (scale of mathematical disposition). After the observation, the data is reviewed and analyzed. Based on the results of research and data processing, obtained: (a) Improvement and achievement of mathematical problem solving ability of MA students whose learning using Problem Posing approach is better than the learning using ordinary learning, and (b) Mathematical disposition of MA students whose learning using Problem Posing approach better than learning using ordinary learning. PubDate: 2018-08-28 DOI: 10.22219/mej.v2i2.6494 Issue No:Vol. 2, No. 2 (2018)

Authors:BT Yosi Olda Fionika, Kamid Kamid, Evita Anggereini Pages: 106 - 114 Abstract: Learning technique at school should concentrate on developing students creativity. Creative thinking ability will be the determinant of individual success. But in fact, students are familiar with routine and simple learning. The SAVI approach is an approach that combines physical movement with intellectual activity. Learning style is the capital of a student to absorb information. The method used in this research is quantitative method, which is the purpose is to know the influence of SAVI approach and learning style to students' creative thinking ability in mathematics when compared with direct learning. The instruments used are tests of creative thinking abilities and learning styles of students. The result of data analysis using statistical test that is (1) there is influence of SAVI approach and learning style to student creative thinking ability. (2) there is influence of SAVI approach to SAVI creative thinking ability. (3) there is influence of student learning style to student creative thinking ability. (4) there is an interaction between SAVI approach and learning style to students' creative thinking ability. PubDate: 2018-08-28 DOI: 10.22219/mej.v2i2.6495 Issue No:Vol. 2, No. 2 (2018)

Authors:Dian Purwaningsih Pages: 115 - 121 Abstract: The problems often faced by students in the learning process are the ability to solve mathematical problems. The process of solving mathematical problems requires thinking skills. Thinking skills needed to provide creative ideas in solving mathematical problems include critical thinking skills. The understanding of students in providing creative ideas is still low and the ability of students to identify a mathematical problem is still low. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of learning intensity on the ability to think critically mathematically, to determine the effect of learning habits on mathematical critical thinking skills, to determine the effect of learning intensity and learning habits on mathematical critical thinking skills. This type of research is explanatory research. The results of this study, namely there is a positive influence on learning intensity on mathematical critical thinking skills, there is a positive influence on learning habits on mathematical critical thinking skills, there is a positive influence on intensity and learning habits on mathematical critical thinking skills. PubDate: 2018-08-28 DOI: 10.22219/mej.v2i2.6496 Issue No:Vol. 2, No. 2 (2018)

Authors:Pramita Respati, Marhan Taufik, Agung Deddiliawan Ismail Pages: 122 - 126 Abstract: This research was aims to develop video instructional media of cube and cuboid for deaf students. The background of doing this research instructional media is not only required by means of the normal students, but it is needed by the students who have special needs like deaf students also. Observation result addresses that the deaf students are inclined to be slow in catching the materials are given due to the lack of media, difficulty in imagining cube and cuboid, and forget the materials are given. In accordance with the students' characteristics and needs, it requires the visual-based media. This research typically employed research and development method. The result of validation based on the assessment of media practitioner with the scale starting from 0 to 5 was 4.42, and material practitioner from 0 to 5 was 4. The result of validator's assessment demonstrated that this instructional media can be available to use. The result of students' response in using this instructional media was 74.5 %. It revealed that students' response to this instructional media was good. This research has added the Sistem Isyarat Bahasa Indonesia (SIBI), and accordance with the characteristics of deaf students and also has added animations from the Cabri3D software to help students observe the shape and characteristics of the building blocks and cubes PubDate: 2018-08-28 DOI: 10.22219/mej.v2i2.6497 Issue No:Vol. 2, No. 2 (2018)

Authors:Adimas Eko Permadi, Yus Mochamad Cholily, Alfiani Athma Putri Pages: 127 - 136 Abstract: This study aimed to describe learning plan on Opportunity material using Teams Games Tournaments (TGT) with a scientific approach, and to know student learning activities on learning materials opportunities using Teams Games Tournaments (TGT) with scientific approach, as well as to know the results of student learning on learning materials Opportunities using Teams Games Tournaments (TGT) with scientific approach. Type of this research is descriptive and the approach used is qualitative and quantitative. Technique of collecting data were observation, test, and documentation. The results showed that the planning of TGT learning was only based on 4 components: (1) class presentations, (2) teams, (3) games, and (4) tournaments as well as the non-implementation of group awards and components combined with scientific approaches, while student learning activities are in type of “good” category since the test results showed that 28 students were complete and 6 students were unfinished. In classical, students' completeness reached 82.3% and was said to be complete. These results indicated that learning activities with TGT model with scientific approach is good to be applied. PubDate: 2018-08-28 DOI: 10.22219/mej.v2i2.6498 Issue No:Vol. 2, No. 2 (2018)

Authors:Cucuk Tri Pamungkas, Baiduri Baiduri, Siti Inganah Pages: 137 - 142 Abstract: This research is aimed to describe about motivation and mathematics learning interest of students in Madrasah Tsanawiyah. The type of this research is descriptive research with quantitative and qualitative approaches. The sample of this research is 49 students of class VII, 60 students of class VIII, and 47 students of class IX. The researcher used questionnaires in this research as the data collection techniques. Based on the obtained analysis, the average indicator of motivation to learn mathematics that include: facing the task diligently for about 2,8 is categorized as fairly well, interesting learning activities of 3,22 is categorized good, encouragement, needs and appreciations of learning have the same average that is equal to 2,7 is categorized fairly well, the conducive learning environment of 2,58 is categorized fairly well, with students’ average motivation to learn mathematics in Madrasah Tsanawiyah for about 2,8 and categorized fairly well. The average indicator of interest in mathematics learning which includes: attention in learning mathematics of 3,11 is categorized good, the excitement in learning mathematics equal to 3,04 is categorized good, the interest in learning mathematics equal to 2,71 is categorized as fairly well, with the average of students’ learning interest in mathematics of Madrasah Tsanawiyah for about 2,95 and categorized as fairly well PubDate: 2018-08-28 DOI: 10.22219/mej.v2i2.6499 Issue No:Vol. 2, No. 2 (2018)

Authors:Erinda Titik Rizki Fani, Baiduri Baiduri, Alfiani Athma Putri Rosyadi Pages: 143 - 146 Abstract: The purpose of this research was to describe the VIIIF students’ critical thinking and independence of learning through problem-based learning. The type of this research was qualitative descriptive supported quantitative data with 30 VIII F students as the subject.This study was conducted for four times meetings. The data were taken by using observation sheet of their critical thinking and questionnaire of their independence of learning. The result of data obtained in form of observations and questionnaires which then descriptive analysis.The result showed that their critical thinking on the aspect of giving explanation, concluding, set the strategy and tactics of the categories as good and very good, while their independence of learning on the aspect of self-confidence, initiative, and responsibility were independent. PubDate: 2018-08-28 DOI: 10.22219/mej.v2i2.6500 Issue No:Vol. 2, No. 2 (2018)