Blending culture and technology: Developing AR ethnomathematics media for flat-sided solid figures learning material


  • Fredi Ganda Putra Universitas Islam negeri Raden Intan Lampung
  • Santi Widyawati Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama, Lampung
  • Tri Koko Kesuma Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Intan Lampung



learning media, augmented reality, etnomathematics, building flas sides space


The integration of Augmented Reality (AR) within educational frameworks shows significant promise in enhancing learning outcomes. This study developed an AR tool incorporating ethnomathematical approaches to aid eighth-grade students at SMP/MTs in understanding flat-sided solid figures. Grounded in ethnomathematical principles, the tool was designed to merge real and virtual worlds, presenting interactive elements in real-time to enrich the learning experience. A rigorous evaluation by six experts assessed the tool's educational viability and alignment with the curriculum, while pilot studies on its efficacy and appeal were conducted in two phases: a preliminary trial with 10 students and a broader evaluation with 32 students at MTs Negeri 2 Bandar Lampung. The evaluations underscored the tool's suitability for educational use, with validation scores indicating strong content relevance and technical functionality. Both trials demonstrated high engagement levels, with average attractiveness scores of 3.62 and 3.7, respectively, highlighting its appeal. The research concludes that the AR tool, through its integration of cultural insights and innovative technology, not only captivates but also significantly enhances the educational experience for students, fostering a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. This validates the potential of AR in educational settings, particularly when combined with ethnomathematical elements to create a more engaging and effective learning environment


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How to Cite

Ganda Putra, F., Widyawati, S., & Koko Kesuma, T. (2024). Blending culture and technology: Developing AR ethnomathematics media for flat-sided solid figures learning material. AMCA Journal of Science and Technology, 4(1), 1–4.