Andes Safarandes Asmara, Yusi Ardiyanti, Tarpan Suparman


This research aimed at improving mathematical literacy among vocational high school students. The subject was students in class X. This qualitative research used test, observation sheet, questionnaire, and interview. Result shows that there was a limitation in our brain to process complex contents. Therefore, according to cognitive load theory, in studying process, the teacher should minimize intrinsic cognitive load and stimulate germane cognitive theory, thus improving students’ literacy.


cognitive load theory, mathematical literacy, vocational high school students

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