How Students Construct Integer Concept: A Discussion from the Perspective of Ethnomathematics Curriculum

Nur Robiah Nofikusumawati Peni


One of the barriers in understanding the concept of integers for elementary school students is how to create meaningful learning to them. However, the setting up of the situation also needed to help them feeling and experience in it. Ethnomathematics curriculum considers the condition in mathematization to help the students construct the concept of mathematics by themselves. The process of the construction will be discussing in this paper from how the students understand the concept using their own situation. The students quickly to express their idea based on their experience as well as a result shows the step of seeing how their opinion constructed to understand integer concept.

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