Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) Provides Great Benefits for Students in Indonesia

  • Yopi Andry Lesnussa Jurusan Matematika FMIPA Universitas Pattimura
Keywords: Realistic Mathematics Education, Curriculum of Basic Education, Learning Method


Mathematics as a part of basic science is considered very difficult, especially for students from elementary school to high school. To facilitate the process of learning mathematics has been developed many new learning methods by experts in mathematics education, one of them is realistic mathematics education. Realistic mathematics education is one of the
renewed learning methods on basic mathematical concepts that related to the context, illustrations, and based on everyday life situations. Besides realistic mathematics education motivated students to be more active and creative in solving mathematical problems according to real conditions, it also more emphasize cooperative and communicative learning so that students are more interested in learning mathematics. This encourages the government to include realistic mathematics education in the curriculum of basic education and also through the provision of training and education for teachers. It is expected that the education system that accommodates Realistic Mathematic Education can increase the interesting of students' learning


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