**THE USE OF MULTILITERATION MODEL TO IMPROVE MATHEMATICAL CONNECTION ABILITY OF PRIMARY SCHOOL ON GEOMETRY**

**Zaenal Abidin**^{1}***, Al Jupri**^{2}

^{1} S.Pd., Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, INDONESIA, zaenalabidin@student.upi.edu

^{2} S.Pd., M.Sc., Ph.D, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, INDONESIA, aljupri@upi.edu

*Corresponding author

**Abstract **

This research is backgrounded by the lower mathematical connection skill of the primary students. The data of Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 2015 has shown that the primary students in Indonesia have the 6th lowest skill. This is occurred as the students have not been facilitated by connection skill to improve their standard one. Mathematics learning activity can be used to improve the connection skill for it has a systematic and connection concepts affecting to their good attitude and logical systematic and rational thinking. Therefore, teachers should be able to choose a learning model to improve mathematical connection skill of the students. One of which is by using Multiliteration learning model. Multiliteration learning model consists of four learning stages including *setup, explore, discuss, presenting* . The research aims to determine student’s mathematical connection skill between learning using Multiliteration and conventional model. This used a quasi-experimental research with non-equivalent control group design. The research had been examined in Primary School Laboratorium UPI Kampus Cibiru. The material taken in the research is Geometry in Theme 7 Curriculum 2013. Based on data processing of connection skill test, the average pretest results of control group is 28,3 and experimental group is 27,7. After receiving different treatment, the average posttest result of control group is 63,3 and experimental group is 86,3. Improvement quality of student’s mathematical connection of experimental group is higher than control group, which is in medium. Thus, Multi-literation learning model can be used as one of the alternative learning model to improve the students’ mathematical connection.

**Keywords**: Multiliteration learning model, Mathematical connection, Conventional model, Geometry, Primary school student.

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