Ethnomathematics Activities in Kain Timur Making (The Moi Tribe Mas Kawin Tradition, Sorong City, West Papua)
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- Mathematics; Culture; Ethnomathematics; Kain timur
The mathematical ability of students according to PISA 2018 data is still lacking, one of the reasons is that mathematics learning currently tends to be conventional and lacks contextual. One way is to integrate culture and mathematics in the learning process based on local wisdom. Ethnomathematics is designed to reveal the social and cultural roots that explain mathematical practice, and as a bridge between cultures, become a way to express behaviour through the exchange of mathematical knowledge and offer a new approach in the academic field. This study aims to explore ethnomathematical-based mathematical ideas in the process of weaving kain timur which is an inseparable part of the dowry procession tradition in the Moi Tribe community. This study took place in the village of Malanu Kampung, North Sorong sub-district, Sorong district, West Papua province. This research is qualitative research using an ethnographic approach. The results of this study indicate that the process of making kain timur weaving contains mathematical activities include counting, measuring, designing, and explaining. The conclusion is that there is mathematical activity in the process of weaving kain timur in the dowry tradition in the Moi tribal community. Mathematical concepts of a two-dimensional shape and a geometry shape on the part of unravelling the threads, which include squares, spheres and rectangles. The concept of number patterns is also found in the process of forming tie motifs using arithmetic sequences.
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TY - CONF AU - Jonathan Fredrik AU - Budiyono AU - Siswanto PY - 2021 DA - 2021/11/23 TI - Ethnomathematics Activities in Kain Timur Making (The Moi Tribe Mas Kawin Tradition, Sorong City, West Papua) BT - Proceedings of the International Conference of Mathematics and Mathematics Education (I-CMME 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 295 EP - 302 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.041 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211122.041 ID - Fredrik2021 ER -