Fostering Students' Initial Understanding of Area Measurement through the Idea of Consistency and Inverse Relationship of Unit
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- area measurement; identical units; inverse relationship; unit consistency
This study examined the way of helping fifteen-third grade students of the elementary school to understand the area measurement through the area unit. Two main concepts of area unit discussed in this study were the idea of unit consistency and the inverse relationship between the number of predetermined units and unit size itself. The approach of the study was designed to research on area measurement by using Indonesian Realistic Mathematics Education (IRME). Photo frame was used as the context of learning activities. Series of comparing-measuring tasks were set over the learning process. The result indicates that the context of photo frame in learning activities could trigger the need for the tool (unit) to measure the area through comparing task. On the other hand, the students could develop the idea of identical units to fairly compare some two-dimensional regions through the measuring task on the photo frame. The result also suggests that the students developed the idea of the inverse relationship between the number of units and the size of the predetermined unit during the covering activity
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TY - CONF AU - Febrian PY - 2018/02 DA - 2018/02 TI - Fostering Students' Initial Understanding of Area Measurement through the Idea of Consistency and Inverse Relationship of Unit BT - Proceedings of the First Indonesian Communication Forum of Teacher Training and Education Faculty Leaders International Conference on Education 2017 (ICE 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 146 EP - 151 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ice-17.2018.34 DO - 10.2991/ice-17.2018.34 ID - 2018/02 ER -