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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Newspaper Literacy: A Practical Model Of Augmenting The Student's Mathematical Skills In The Business Mathematics Learning In Higher Education

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Molli Wahyuni, Nurhizrah Gistituati, Ahmad Fauzan, UNP Padang, Indonesia



practicality, effectiveness, mathematical learning model, newspaper literacy, mathematical skills



Economic and business problems in daily life can be found in the newspaper. Economic and business neared within mathematics. Business Mathematics is one of the basic subjects taught in tertiary institutions in economics. Mathematics learning in tertiary institutions must be contextualized and linked to the environment and real-world examples. This research is a follow-up of the results of previous research on the development of newspaper literacy-based business learning models in universities. The development of a newspaper literacy-based business mathematics learning model is carried out using the Plomp model. In the previous research, the validity test was done through expert assessment and practicality of the one to one and small group stages. Beside of the field test, results of lecturers respons 80.90, and classified as practical. Result of student’s respons 90.94 and classified as very practical. On the assessment phase, different test results on student’s mathematical abilities (understanding concepts, problem-solving and mathematical connections) show significant differences, where p value or significancy 0,000 for all of the test, and it is effective



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