Ragawi Calculations in Javanese Culture
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- elementary school; ethnomathematics; Javanese culture; ragawi calculations
Culture should be a fundamental thing for every individual. Combining the culture with existing learning is one way to reintroduce the culture to the future generation. Simultaneously, it cannot only increase a proud of culture, but also it offers an innovative way in learning. As the largest tribe in Indonesia, Javanese culture needs to be reproduced through education and broader disseminated in other disciplines, mathematics is no exception. Meanwhile, emerging culture in mathematical concept has been conveyed by some experts in the study of ethnomathematics. Combining mathematics and Javanese culture is expected to provide a new breakthrough. The paradigm of this study lied on transformative research, which integrates multi-qualitative research paradigms through critical auto-ethnographical study. This paper aims to present a study on ethnomathematics and ragawi calculations discussed in depth through the point of view of the use of a numeric base. The rules and the origins of ethnomathematics, and the magnitude of conversions in the ragawi calculations are also explained as the research findings. Some examples of mathematical problems using ragawi calculations’ context are provided to give insights for elementary mathematics educators in their classroom practices.
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TY - CONF AU - Neni Mariana AU - Irma Widya Anggraini AU - Budiyono Mr. AU - Heru Subrata PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - Ragawi Calculations in Javanese Culture BT - Proceedings of the 2nd Social Sciences, Humanities and Education Conference: Establishing Identities through Language, Culture, and Education (SOSHEC 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 177 EP - 181 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-18.2018.38 DO - 10.2991/soshec-18.2018.38 ID - Mariana2018/07 ER -