Improving Students’ Critical Thinking Skills Using Time Bar Media in Mathematics Learning in the Third Grade Primary School

Wahyu Purwaningsih, Ali Mustadi, Danuri Danuri

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Abstrak

Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk meningkatkan kemampuan berpikir kritis siswa kelas IIIA SD Negeri kotagede I pada muatan pembelajaran matematika dengan menggunakan media mistar waktu. Jenis penelitian ini adalah penelitian tindakan kelas desain Kemmis and McTaggart. Teknik pengumpulan data yang digunakan yaitu observasi, tes tertulis, dan wawancara. Teknik analisis data menggunakan teknik analisis data deskriptif kuantitatif dan kualitatif. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa penggunaan media mistar waktu pada muatan pembelajaran matematika dapat meningkatkan kemampuan berpikir kritis siswa. Pada pelaksanaan kemampuan berpikir kritis, dapat diperoleh yaitu: a) memberikan penjelasan sederhana, b) membangun keterampilan dasar, c) siswa dapat menyimpulkan, d) siswa memberikan penjelasan lanjut, e) siswa mengatur strategi dan taktik. Peningkatan kemampuan berpikir kritis siswa dilihat dari hasil tes yang diberikan dimana pada pra tindakan presentasenya (43%), pada siklus I meningkat secara signifikan menjadi (80%) dan meningkat lagi pada siklus II menajdi (90%).

 

Kata Kunci: siswa, kemampuan berpikir kritis, media mistar waktu

 

 

Abstract

This study aims to improve the students’ critical thinking skills using time bar media in mathematics learning for in grade IIIA of State Primary School Kotagede I. It used classroom action research as design by Kemmis and McTaggart. The data were collected through observation, written tests, and interviews. The obtained data were analyzed using descriptive quantitative and qualitative techniques. The results showed that the use of time bar media in mathematics learning could improve students' critical thinking skills. The critical thinking skills covered: a) providing simple explanations, b) building basic skills, c) concluding, d) providing further explanations, and e) arranging strategies and tactics. The increase in students' critical thinking skills was seen based on the test results in the pre-action (43%) which increased to 80% in the first cycle and increased to 90% in the second cycle.      

 

Keywords: students’, critical thingking skills, time bar media


Keywords


Keywords: students' critical thinking skills, time bar media

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