### Pengembangan Komik Matematika sebagai Media Pembelajaran Problem Solving untuk Siswa Kelas VII SMP pada Pokok Bahasan Persamaan Linier Satu Variabel

*Ayu Kurniawati*

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Kurniawati, Ayu. 2009. *The Development of Mathematics Comic as Problem Solving Instruction Media for the Seventh Graders of Junior High School in Linear Equ**a**tion with One Variable.* Thesis,Mathematics Department, Mathematics and Science Faculty, State University of Malang, Advisor: (I) Dr. Edy Bambang Irawan,M.Pd (II) Darmawan Satyananda, S.T, M.T.

**Keyword** **:** Problem Solving, Mathematics Comic, Linear Equation with one variable

Problem solving is a complex mental activity in accepting and facing a problem, individually or in a group, in order to find the right solution. The education experts have realized that problem solving has the highest position in mathematic instruction. The Mathematic instruction should be focused on developing students’ ability to solve the problem.

Usually, a problem is stated in words, called a story problem. However, students sometimes so bored to solve the given story problem, even to read it. That’s why we need to use the interesting media, such as comic. By using comic as an instructional media, problems can be exposed more interestingly and clearly. So that the students can be motivated to learn and solve the problems.

The mathematics comic developed as an instructional media can help teacher to teach problem solving, on linear equation with one variable. The problem related to linear equation with one variable need to be presented as pictures and text (dialogue) in a comic book, in order to increase the student’s motivation in solving mathematic problems and also to solve the time limitation, on which comic is presented as a book which can be brought or read every where.

The procedure of developing mathematics comic consist of three steps, namely, pre-production, production and post-production. In the pre-production phase I identify students’ difficulties, determine the goal, develop problems, students’ and teachers’ guide. In the production phase I write the comic. And finally in the post-production phase, I validate and try out the comic. I ask 2 lecturers and 3 secondary teachers, and then I tried out it to 5 students of grade 8 of MTs Al Ma’arif 01 Singosari. The result shows that the developed comic is valid.