STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF DISCOVERY-BASED MATHEMATICS LEARNING ACTIVITY USING REAL SITUATIONAL CONTEXT
Muhammad Kamaluddin1*, Rusgianto Heri Santoso2
1S. Pd., Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia, firstname.lastname@example.org
2Prof. Dr., Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia, email@example.com
This study aimed to reveal students’ perceptions of discovery-based mathematics learning activity using real situation context. This learning activity not only facilitated students to learn through the context of life, but students were directly involved and act as models in the context that was created when learning takes place in the classroom. A total of 28 seventh grade junior high school students were involved in this study. The study was a mixed method study using the quantitative and qualitative instrument to measure students’ perceptions of their learning experiences. The result showed that students perceptions are good towards mathematics learning activity based on discovery using real situation context. Students believed that the activity helped them to construct and understand the material effectively. Learning activity designed in a small group discussion facilitated them to interact with others within the group and also motivated them to learn actively.
Keywords: Mathematics learning activity, discovery learning, real situation context, students perceptions.
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