Abstract : This study aims to improve the ability to study mathematic in children that will ultimately affect the child's motivation and final score. The development of this method will also facilitate the teachers, the parents and their children to understand the things that exist around them. The main target of learning media is to improve counting number of children. The paper based on an mix method research that conducted by embedded experiment design (John. W. Craswell, 2010). Techniques and data collection data using pretest and postest. Quantitative reseacrh data analysis is using t test analysis techniques. This study also observe of implementation stage of learning it uses the “Jarimatika” learning media based on the multimedia. The subjects of the study were primary school students in second grade, between the ages of 5-8 years with a total of 40 children. To analyst data this study using SPSS 21.0 conducted by pre-test and post-test design. Techniques and data collection data using achievement tests, research data analysis was using t test analysis techniques. In the result of paried-sample t test showed that children had counting ability significantly high in post test than pre test, t(36)=-8.400, p <. 001 The data showed post test (M=76.487, SD=15.673) and pre test (M=48.513, SD=12,409). In the differensial Gender indicated that there were no significant different between boys and girls of testing both Pre test (t(35)=-138, p=.891) and Post test (t(34.062)=-1.534, p=.134). It was mean that between boys and girls there was simmilarity of counting ability and how to improve their knowledge.
Keywords: jarimatika, Multimedia, motivation, Learning.
Farid Ahmadi11, Wang Weijun