Students' Mathematical Literacy Ability at Application of Besurek Learning Model

Adi Asmara


Based on the PISA assessment, the Mathematical Literacy ability of Indonesian students is still in the low category. Mathematical Literacy Ability includes how students are able to know and use basic mathematics to solve problems in real life contexts. Besurek Learning Model is a learning model that can solve problems in real-life contexts by facilitating the development of mathematical literacy for junior high school students. The main principle of the Besurek Learning Model emphasizes mathematical problems which are human activities and must be meaningful for students, being a motivator to improve mathematical literacy skills through learning stages. This article examines the mathematical literacy skills of students of SMP Negeri 12 Bengkulu City before and after going through the Besurek Learning Model. Prior to the application of the Besurek Learning Model, 7 students (43.7%) of the 16 students had completed mathematical literacy skills. In this initial test, the average score of students was 70.62. After learning with the Besurek Learning Model, individual post-test evaluation questions were given to students showing an increase in the results of students' mathematical literacy abilities from the previous meeting. The average score of students is 85.31 and has achieved classical learning completeness, which is 87.5% or as many as 14 students from 16 students. The results of inferential statistical analysis (Paired Sample T-test) obtained a significance value of 0.045 <0.05. This means that there is an increase in students' mathematical literacy skills after the application of the Besurek Learning Model in class VII students of SMP Negeri 12 Bengkulu City. 


Mathematical Literacy; Besurek Learning Model

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