Jurnal Prima Edukasia
Vol 9, No 2 (2021): July 2021

Developing a math textbook using realistic mathematics education approach to increase elementary students’ learning motivation

Jesi Alexander Alim (Universitas Riau)
Neni Hermita (Universitas Riau)
Melvi Lesmana Alim (Universitas Pahlawan)
Tommy Tanu Wijaya (Guangxi Normal University)
Jerito Pereira (Guangxi Normal University)

Article Info

Publish Date
30 Jun 2021


This study aims to develop an appropriate and practical math textbook in the unit of the Least Common Multiple (LCM) and the Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) using Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) in order to increase elementary students’ learning motivation. This is a Research and Development (RnD) type of study with the Plomp model. A mathematician and a teacher assessed the validity of the textbook. The practicality of the textbook was assessed by two teachers and 15 students using questionnaires. The students' motivation was assessed by the students using questionnaires as well. The results showed that the textbook was appropriate with an average of 83.32%, the respondent results from the students’ views were practical with an average of 82.33% and very practical with an average of 87.6 from the teachers’ view. This study also found that the textbook increased the students’ learning motivation by 6.45%.

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