Proceedings of the 8th Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership, AISTEEL 2023, 19 September 2023, Medan, North Sumatera Province, Indonesia

Research Article

Ethnomatematics Studies: Poda Lessons to Markobar in Mandailing Culture

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.19-9-2023.2340511,
        author={Ella  Andhany and Edi  Syahputra and Elmanani  Simamora},
        title={Ethnomatematics Studies: Poda Lessons to Markobar in  Mandailing Culture},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 8th Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership, AISTEEL 2023, 19 September 2023, Medan, North Sumatera Province, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={AISTEEL},
        year={2023},
        month={12},
        keywords={poda lessons markobar},
        doi={10.4108/eai.19-9-2023.2340511}
    }
    
  • Ella Andhany
    Edi Syahputra
    Elmanani Simamora
    Year: 2023
    Ethnomatematics Studies: Poda Lessons to Markobar in Mandailing Culture
    AISTEEL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.19-9-2023.2340511
Ella Andhany1,*, Edi Syahputra1, Elmanani Simamora1
  • 1: Mathematics Education Doctoral Program, Medan State University, St. Willem Iskandar, Medan, 20221, Indonesia
*Contact email: ellaandhany@uinsu.ac.id

Abstract

This research was initiated by the idea that learning mathematics cannot be separated from the application or relation of mathematics to human life, including culture. This is so that students can understand that mathematics is close to life and meaningful. Therefore, the study of the relationship between culture and mathematics is important and interesting. One of the cultures in Indonesia that can be used as an object of study is the Mandailing culture, especially the Markobar activities which mean speaking or giving speeches at traditional events. In Markobar, a parkobar (a person who gives a speech) usually uses poda lessons (a teaching containing advice). In the poda lessons that are often delivered by a parkobar, many mathematical concepts are found. The mathematical concepts contained in poda lessons in the Markobar Mandailing culture are very interesting things to study, which can ultimately be used as contexts and learning resources in learning mathematics, especially in schools where the majority of students are ethnic Mandailing.