Using the Concrete-Representational-Abstract Approach to Enhance Students’ Interest in Mathematics Refers to the Primer Mathematical Skills

Azmidar Azmidar, Putri Nur Malasari


Abstract Students’ interest in mathematics is very influential to the achievement of learning outcomes, so the teacher is recommended to utilize the precise approach to enhance students’ mathematics interest. This study aims to analyze the achievement of mathematics students’ interest using the Concrete-Representation-Abstract (CRA) approach refers to primer mathematical skills. The study uses a quasi-experimental and a post-test design. The students in grade VII are the population in this study and use two groups were purposely selected, an experimental group that receives CRA and a control group that gets common learning (CL). The result shows that the mathematics interest’ of students who received the CRA approach is higher than students who only received CL. Refers to the indicator of students mathematics interest, the interaction with a teacher or friend to discuss the material scale gets the high score, and the lower score at the indicator diligently solving the assignment.


Keywords: The Concrete-Representation-Abstract approach, mathematics interest.


Abstrak: Minat belajar siswa terhadap matematika adalah hal yang sangat krusial dalam peningkatan hasil belajar matematika siswa. Oleh sebab itu, pengajar dituntut menggunakan pendekatan yang tepat untuk meningkatkan minat belajar matematika siswa. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis pencapaian minat belajar matematika siswa menggunakan pendekatan Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) berdasarkan pada kemampuan awal matematika siswa. Penelitian ini adalah penelitian kuasi dengan desain post-test. Siswa kelas VII adalah populasi dalam penelitian ini dan menggunakan du akelas yang dipilih secara random dengan pertimbangan keefektifan proses pembelajaran, yakni kelas perlakuan yang mendapatkan pendekatan CRA dalam proses pembelajaran dan kelas control yang mendapatkan pembelajaran biasa. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa minat belajar matematika siswa yang belajar menggunakan pendekatan CRA lebih tinggi daripada siswa yang belajar dengan pendekatan biasa. Berdasarkan indikator minat belajar matematika siswa, skor tertinggi diperoleh siswa pada indikator berinteraksi dengan guru atau teman untuk mendiskusikan masalah. Sementara skor terendah diperoleh pada indikator tekun mengerjakan tugas matematika.


Kata kunci: Pendekatan Concrete-Representation-Abstract, minat matematika.


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