ARE PUPILS SCARED OF MATHEMATICS? A DISCUSSION ON THREE STRATEGIES USED IN PRIMARY MATHEMATICS TEACHING

Zikra Hayati, Khairatul Ulya

Abstract


It is clear that the fundamental concepts, principles and procedures from some branches of mathematics should be known by all students, particularly in basic level in grade 1 to 6. However, in fact, some students claimed that mathematics is a difficult (complex), scary and not enjoy full subject to learn. This study aims to investigate the views and discussion of the strategies used in order to persuade pupils to love mathematics. Descriptive review method was used in the research. Study  results  show  that  there are three strategies used in order o persuade student to love mathematics, namely, (1) mathematics teacher should have great enjoy full manner in instructional ability and strategy (2) the learning should be connected to their student’s daily life activities (3) development of personal self-confidence student character, the purpose of mathematics is not only collecting of concepts and skills to be mastered, but  including of mastering mathematical reasoning and communication skills for students.

Keywords: Pupils, Primary Mathematics Teaching, Three Strategies


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