Pengembangan Modul Matematika Diskrit Berbantuan Software wxMaxima

Shinta Dewi, Syamsul Rizal, Rahmah Johar

Abstract


The study was motivated by the problems faced by students of Mathematics Education of Aceh Muhammadiyah University. Students had difficulty studying discrete mathematics course. Based on preliminary observations, the problem that often arised was when graphing, especially for more complex issues that require longer time for manually drawing. Besides, the availability of discrete mathematics module is limited, especially the one using software maxima for solving problems. Therefore, it is necessary to develop discrete module mathematics assisted by wxMaxima software. Discrete Mathematics Module Development Research wxMaxima assisted by software aims to produce the ICT-based discrete mathematics modules that are valid and practical. The method used was research development. The model used was the Plomp model development, involving (1) the initial investigation phase, (2) the design phase, (3) the realization phase/construction, and (4) the phase of the test, evaluation and revision. The results showed that the development of discrete mathematics module assisted with wxmaxima software was valid, as indicated by the validation results that showed a valid criterion. Discrete mathematics modules developed was practical, as seen from the results of the field trials in the Department of Mathematics, University of Muhammadiyah Tarbiyah Aceh, where the average student activities showed good criterion.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.24815/jp.v7i2.13747

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