# Improving Learning Outcomes of Mathematics Lesson Through Roman Numeral Puzzle at Fourth Grade Elementary School Students in Malang

Authors
R. Kartini
Corresponding Author
R. Kartini
Available Online November 2017.
DOI
10.2991/icsse-17.2018.57How to use a DOI?
Keywords
learning result, Mathematics, Roman numeral puzzle
Abstract

Mathematics is basic subject that must be taught from elementary to senior high school. Mathematics at elementary school level is a foundation for further school, so it brings a very important role and students have to get deep and strong knowledge about it in order that they will like mathematics subject in life. In this class action research, the researcher displayed the activity of mathematics learning with Roman Numeral Puzzle medium. The main object taught in this study is to change the whole numbers to Roman numerals, or vice versa. In studying Roman numerals, students do not need a math-like count as in general, but require memory about the rules of Roman numerals writing. This is based on children mindset that still love playing. This puzzle game is already known by students, so the teacher does not need to explain in detail how to use this game. Based on the rules applied in this game, pieces of puzzle are placed upside down, so they look roman numerals. Pieces of puzzle will be paired or matched with whole numbers that exist on the rectangular board. If the pieces of puzzle have filled the rectangular board correctly, there will be visible image that can be seen clearly by students. Thus, students have paired or matched precisely Roman numerals with whole numbers. In this game, students do not only play, but they also learn by pairing whole numbers with Roman numerals. This game can be presented in form of fast and precise competition, so it will bring up a healthy competition for students. The research results show that there is an increase of students' learning outcomes. At the first cycle, there were 24 students who have scores above minimum completeness criteria or about 75%. At the second cycle, there were 28 students who have scores above minimum completeness criteria or about 87.50%.

Open Access

Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Sciences Education - "Multicultural Transformation in Education, Social Sciences and Wetland Environment" (ICSSE 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2017
ISBN
10.2991/icsse-17.2018.57
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
10.2991/icsse-17.2018.57How to use a DOI?
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