|Publisher:||Universitas Ahmad Dahlan|
Understanding of mathematical concepts through cooperative
learning, and learning styles
Abstract: The results of the mathematics learning of junior high school students have not been satisfactory. This is due to the low understanding of students' mathematical concepts. The purpose of this research is to identify the
influence of cooperative learning model and learning style towards the
understanding of the mathematical concepts of Junior High School students.
The method is factorial experiments with 2 x 3 and sample of the study is 60
students of 8th grade junior high school. The analysis results of variance
(ANOVA) indicate the following: the use of cooperative learning model of
type Student Team Achievement Division influenced the understanding of
the mathematical concepts significantly, there is an significant influence of
the learning style towards an understanding of mathematical concepts, and
there is also a significant influence of the interaction of cooperative learning
model of type Student Team Achievement Division and learning style
towards the understanding of mathematical concepts. So it can be concluded
that the cooperative learning model can improve understanding of students'
mathematical concepts and learning styles is a individual differences of
learning students in absorbing mathematics subject matter. We hope that this
study can be beneficial for further research to improve student's achievements in mathematics.