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Realistic Mathematics Education in Traditional Community Culture

Uba Umbara


This study purposed to explore the values ​​of indigenous culture in Cigugur traditional community related to Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) learning process. This study used qualitative method through ethnopedagogy approach to assess their cultural values. It is done by deep observation, documentation, in-depth interviews, and discussions of participants started from processthat related to theirs daily life and to articulate the meaning of the tradition they have been doing. After conducting those steps, the author used triangulation to determine the data related to the study. The result of the study shows that the local wisdom of Cigugur traditional community is relevant to RME on agricultural system and traditional Seren Taun ceremony.


Culture; Local Wisdom; Realistic Mathematics Education; Tradisional Community.

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