THE EFFECT OF COOKING CLASS IN LEARNING PROBLEM SOLVING FOR EARLY CHILDHOODS 5-6 YEARS
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of cooking class to improve the ability of problem solving and symbolic thinking. Student respondent Ra Ibn Zain children Group B consists of 3 children, the method used quantitative (SSR) single subject experimental research to see the behavior and evaluate the intervention. Data analysis using the technique of visual analysis of graphs, namely by obtaining data into the graph, then the data is analyzed based on the components in each condition baseline (A1), intervention (B), baseline (A2).The results showed that STEAM activities with cooking class can improve the ability of problem solving when vegetables are put into hot water will become wilted, when cooked will be cooked, and symbolic thinking is to group the ingredients vegetables, and calculate the ingredients that have been cut into pieces, and determine how to cut them with geometric shapes. This study for 10 days, using the instrument with the results of research subjects at baseline 1 and 2 obtained a percentage of 13.3%, 14.28 and the 3rd subject 17.5% and at Baseline to 2 subjects increased by increasing the percentage of 58.3%, 64, 24% and 62.5%. Thus there is a great influence in cooking class learning activities in improving the ability of problem solving and symbolic thinking in Ra Ibn Zain kp cianip Bendul Sukatani Purwakarta.
Keywords: steam, cognitive, cooking class activities