The Impact of Mathematics Learning Model Implementation Based on APOS Theory (APOS Model) (A Case Study on Integral Calculus Learning)

Hanifah .

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This article aims to describe the impact of the implementation of Mathematics Learning Model based on APOS Theory (APOS Model), a Case Study on Integral Calculus Learning. APOS Model has been developed by using Plomp Design consisting of three phases, namely: 1) preliminary research, 2) prototyping phase, and 3) assessment phase. The model construction used Joyce and Weil model consisting of five components, namely: Syntax, Reaction System, Social System, Support System and Impact. The syntax of APOS Model consists of phases: Orientation, Practicum, Group Discussion, Class Discussion, Exercise and Evaluation. The impact of APOS Model implementation was investigated on assessment phase (effectiveness test) to the prototype of developed APOS Model. Data were collected by using instruments such as test sheet and questionnaire to observe the instructional impact and the nurturant impact. The collected data were analyzed by using descriptive statistic and inferential statistic. The analyzed data showed that the implementation of APOS Model is effective to increase the learning outcomes, increasing the activity and increasing the student’s motivation. This model is also effective to train the student’s ability on group cooperation and on communication in front of the class and having the positive responses of students. APOS Model can be one of the right choices on implementing Curriculum 13 which student centered.


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