**Application of Think Pairs and Share Learning Model (TPS) to Mathematical** **Communication Skill of Grade VIII of SMP Negeri 4 Tanggetada **

**ABSTRACT**

** ^{1}**Nensi, Hasti

**Subawo, Made**

^{2}**Jahring**

^{3}This research is an experimental research with the aim to know: (1) students ‘mathematical communication ability before applying of learning model of Think Pairs and Share (TPS), (2) students’ mathematical communication ability after applied Think Pairs and Share (TPS) model, and (3) Significant influence on students’ mathematical communication ability after applied Think Pairs and Share (TPS) learning model.

Population in this research is all student of class VIII SMP Negeri 4 Tanggetada teaching 2016/2017. Class sampling is done by using Total Sampling technique. This data collection technique uses observation, and test techniques. Data analysis techniques use descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.

The results of empirical research (descriptive) showed that students’ mathematical communication skills before being taught using Think Pairs and Share (TPS) learning model consisting of 26 students showed mean value 76, with variance 50,240, and deviation standard 7.088 students’ mathematical communication abilities after being taught using the Think Pairs and Share (TPS) learning model show the mean value 89.420, with variance 82,494 and standard deviation 9,083. This shows that students ‘mathematical communication ability after being taught with Think Pairs and Share (TPS) model has significant influence compared to students’ mathematical communication ability before being taught by Think Pairs and Share (TPS) model. Furthermore, inferential statistical results of hypothesis testing by using t-test have obtained values (13.699)> (0.168), indicating that H0 is accepted and H1 is rejected, inferentially this means that there is a significant influence on students’ mathematical communication skills before being taught by model of learning Think Pairs and Share (TPS) and students’ mathematical communication skills after being taught using Think Pairs and Share (TPS) model on Grade VIII students of SMP Negeri 4 Tanggetada. From the results of this study can be concluded that there is the improvement of students’ mathematical communication skills after being taught with the model of Think Pairs and Share (TPS) Class VIII SMP Negeri 4 Tanggetada.

**Keywords: **Think Pairs and Share (TPS), and Ability Model Mathematical Communication.