MathCityMap in Taman Pintar Jogja: explore mathematics in a recreation and education park

Research on MathCityMap in Indonesia has been conducted by the Working group MATIS I from IDMI Goethe University Frankfurt Germany in collaboration with the Mathematics Department of Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES) since 2014. Apart from research results, MathCityMap is implemented in several regions in Indonesia both for mathematics learning activities formally in schools and for informal activities in a relaxed atmosphere. MathCityMap Trails are created in the school environment as well as in city parks, historic places, and also in tourist attractions.The Research Team (Dr. Puguh W Prasetyo, Afit Istiandaru, and Faris Setyawan) from Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) collaborated with a MathCityMap Educator, Dr. Adi Nur Cahyono from Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), to develop the MathCityMap Trails in Taman Pintar (Smart Park), a popular education and recreation park located in the center of the Yogyakarta City. This program is part of the Digital Sciences Tourism development program funded by the City Government of Yogyakarta in 2019. The research team coordinates with Taman Pintar managers to discuss the math trails that are designed as one of the platforms in the park as well as activities to be carried out by utilizing trails which has been made. There are 3 levels of trails that can be chosen, namely the elementary, middle and high school levels which contain mathematical problems related to the educational objects in this park. Visitors can explore mathematics in this park by using the MathCityMap App with friends or family to play and learn mathematics and get to know educative objects in a pleasant atmosphere. This program combines recreational and educational activities and emphasizes the concept of popularization of mathematics. This year, the manager of Taman Pintar also plans to use these MathCityMap Trails in organizing math and science competitions that have been routinely held every year. After being tested, MathCityMap in Taman Pintar will be officially launched and socialized by inviting schools in the Yogyakarta City Government area. Taman Pintar is located in the center of Yogyakarta City and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city located in one of the special areas in Indonesia, the Special Region of Yogyakarta. In this special area there is also a Kingdom that is part of the Territory of Indonesia, namely the Sultanate of Yogyakarta. Let’s visit Indonesia, let’s take a math tour at Taman Pintar Jogjakarta with MathCityMap.

MCM Guest Lecture in Indonesia

On April 22, there was a small premiere at the University of Semarang, Indonesia. For the first time a lecture took place completely over the Internet and was transferred into several rooms. By invitation of Adi Nur Cahyono (MCM Educator for Indonesia), Joerg Zender gave a lecture on outdoor education in the field of mathematics didactics, introducing MathCityMap and its research findings. In general, the challenges of quantitative research have been addressed and, in particular, the open questions associated with research work have been discussed. After the approximately 90-minute presentation there was still room for questions. The participants were particularly interested in the possibilities to use MathCityMap in class. Most of the questions involved the process of organizing and organizing a mathtrail with MCM, as well as possible topics and response formats that could be used to translate mathematical questions.

Dr Zender will talk about Mathematics Education Research in Germany in the Lecture Series


Monday, 22 April 2019
15:30 -17:00 WIB
Video Conference Room – Gedung IT UNNES

Guest Lecturer: Dr. Joerg Zender (RheinMain University of Applied Science, Germany)
Topic: ‘Mobile Maths Trails and Mathematics Education Research in Germany’

Mathematical Modeling in Influenza Epidemics with Vaccination Strategies

In 2009, bird flu epidemic outbreak and it is followed by swine flu epidemic. Flu epidemic causes many mortality in human and more of human must be treated in hospital. One of the efforts to combat this plague is vaccination. Vaccination was given to susceptible human. From the fact that the disease is epidemic, it is possible to establish a mathematical model of the influenza cases. The resulting model is SIRS with constant population. In this study, it was used methods include literature reviews, analysis, and simulation. The conclusions obtained in the form of mathematical models and analysis as well as the minimum percentage of individuals who are vaccinated so that the plague has not spread.

Source: Kharis, M., Cahyono, A.N. (2016). Pemodelan Matematika Pada EpidemiInfluenza Dengan Strategi Vaksinasi. JurnalMIPA.Vol. 38, No. 2.

Era Digital, Guru Matematika Dituntut Beradaptasi

SEMARANG, – Pengajar maupun calon guru bidang matematika dituntut mampu beradaptasi dengan perubahan dalam era digital saat ini. Sebab, ilmu matematika yang merupakan salah satu fondasi kemajuan, jika pengampunya tidak menyesuaikan dengan era teknologi digital akan sulit diterima anak didik ketika berada di kelas.

“Matematika sama seperti ilmu yang lain, perlu beradaptasi secara kritis terhadap perkembangan zaman,” ungkap dosen Jurusan Matematika FMIPA Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) Dr Djamilah Bondan Widjajanti di sela-sela ”Seminar Nasional Matematika dan Pendidikan Matematika (Sematik)” yang diselenggarakan Program Studi Pendidikan Matematika Universitas PGRI Semarang (UPGRIS) di lantai 7 kampus tersebut Jl Sidodadi Timur, Semarang, Sabtu (11/8).

Kuliah Umum di UMK Kudus tentang teknologi digital dalam pembelajaran matematika

UMK – Perkembangan teknologi terkini, demikian kreatif dan cenderung bergerak ke arah digital. Perkembangan teknologi tersebut, juga membawa engaruh besar pada proses pembelajaran matematika di sekolah atau Perguruan Tinggi.

Dr. rer.nat. Adi Nur Cahyono M.Pd., pakar pembelajaran multimedia dari Fakultas MIPA Universitas Negeri Semarang (Unnes), mengutarakan hal itu dalam kuliah perdana yang diselenggarakan Program Studi (Prodi) Pendidikan Matematika, Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (FKIP), Universitas Muria Kudus (UMK), di Lantai IV Ruang Seminar Gedung Rektorat, Rabu (13/12/2017).