Effectiveness of Constructivism Approach to Increase Mathematical Communication Skill of Students Junior High School

Hadijah Hadijah

Abstract


Based on the findings of the study, the study was conducted in June 2017 to the students class VII at one of  junior high schools in Paser City, indicating that students had problems with mathematical communication. The purpose of this study is to analyze and explore the effectiveness of constructivism approach in improving the mathematical communication skills of junior high school (SMP) in Paser city, Indonesia. Type of research used in this study are mix method (quantitative and qualitative) in form of pre test, post test, questionnaire and observation. The research method used in this research is quasi experimental method with the research design used is pretest posttest control group design. In this study, the population is all high school students in Paser City and the sample study was VII class students at three junior high schools in Paser City, representing high school, middle and low schools respectively with the decision of the Paser city education official. Furthermore from each of the schools selected 1 class as the treatment group and 1 class as the control group, so the total is 6 classes. The analysis used. In this research there are two types of data that are quantitative data and qualitative data. Quantitative data is derived from pre-test, post-test, questionnaires based on goal-based and hypothesis studies. For quantitative data analysis and data processing using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) Version 21.0. using the Levene Test is used to see the uniformity of treatment groups and control groups. Then Qualitative data is obtained from the observation process. For observations in descriptive analysis to support quantitative data completeness.


Keywords


Constructivism; Approach; Mathematical; Communication; Skill

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18592/jpm.v5i2.2000

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