Learning Line Symmetry Through Batik Exploration

Cici, Tri Wanita and Abadi, Abadi and Amin, Siti M. and Wijers, Monica and Eerde, Van (2014) Learning Line Symmetry Through Batik Exploration. In: Ratu Ilma (Eds).The Second South East Asia Design/ Development Research (SEA-DR) International Conference, April 26-27,2014, Unsri, Palembang, April 26th-27th,2014, Palembang.


Download (730kB) | Preview


The concept of symmetry is essential not only in geometry but also in human life. Therefore, students need to have a good basic understanding of the concept of symmetry. However, many studies found that students have difficulties in understanding it. By considering those difficulties, there is a need of developing a learning sequence which can support students to have a better understanding of the concept of symmetry particularly line symmetry. Hence, this study aims at supporting students to learn the concept of line symmetry by exploring the characteristics of Batik, Indonesian traditional patterns. This study uses Batik as the context because the patterns are not only familiar for students but also contain the concept of line symmetry. This study uses design research as the research approach as this study also wants to contribute an innovative instructional design. The teaching experiment is designed by implementing Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) and conducted by orienting the designed hypothetical learning trajectory. Five fifth-grade students of Laboratory Elementary School of Surabaya are involved in this study. Then, the data are collected from recording the teaching experiments, students? written works, and students? interview. The collected data are analyzed by confronting the hypothetical learning trajectory to the actual learning trajectory. The analysis result shows supporting evidence that exploring Batik pattern can support the students to emerge with the concept of line symmetry

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Line symmetry, Batik, Realistic Mathematics Education (RME)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General) > L7-991 Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Educational Science > 84202-Mathematics Education (S1)
Depositing User: backup admin
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2020 02:39
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 02:39
URI: http://repository.unsri.ac.id/id/eprint/25154

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item