Applying Problem Based Learning to Improve Understanding of Elementary School Students’ Mathematics Learning Concepts in Maguwoharjo
Keywords:problem based learning, basic concepts for learning mathematics
This research begins with observations on mathematics learning activities in the discussion of time conversion. The observation results show that the implementation of mathematics learning has not met the expected standards. This study discusses the application of the Problem Based Learning learning model through two stages, namely Cycle 1 and Cycle 2. Based on the results of the study it can be concluded that the percentage of students whose grades were completed was 36.9% with an average score of 65.2. Then in the second cycle there was an increase to 79% with an average value of 83.1. This means an increase of 42.1%. This increase proves the success of the Problem Based Learning model to improve understanding of the concept of learning mathematics.