The paper is an action research class conducted by non equivalent pre-test and post-test control group design. Techniques and data collection using questionnaires and achievement tests. The data analysis is using t test analysis techniques. At the implementation stage of learning it uses the Jarimatika Learning media based on the multimedia which is developed by using more advanced information technology, designed using Macromedia Flash software that combines audio, visual and text. Jarimatika method is a method of teaching children to learn mathematic course in basic level, How to learn count quckly for children.This study aims to improve the ability to count and mathematic learn in children that will ultimately affect the child's interest in mathematic subject. The development of this method will also facilitate the teachers, the parents and their children to understand the things that exist around them. The main target of learning media is to improve mathematic learning and to interest of children. Based on researches before, the chilhood mathematic interest motivation has declined day by day.The subjects of the study were early childhood in first grade, between the ages of 5-6 years with a total of 25 children. The stage of action research was conducted into two cycles started by pre-test. In the first Cycle was conducted without using any media, It was called conventional learning. In the second cycle was conducted by using the jarimatika multimedia learning. In the second cycle, the class score average was increasing for about 70% from the previous cycle using conventional methods without the use of any instructional media. This study was also producing the increase of the child's interest in mathematic subject by doing direct observation and through questioner disseminated to parents and teachers so that it can be concluded that jarimatika Multimedia affect the increased motivation of mathematic subject.
Wang Weijun, Central China Normal University
Farid Ahmadi, Semarang state University, Indonesia
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