Dr.rer.nat. Adi Nur Cahyono, S.Pd., M.Pd.

Adi Nur Cahyono (matematika.unnes.ac.id/adinurcahyono) is a lecturer in Mathematics Education at the Department of Mathematics, Universitas Negeri Semarang (unnes.ac.id), Indonesia. He received his doctoral degree (Dr.rer.nat.) from J.W.v. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (uni-frankfurt.de), Germany, in the speciality of Didactics of Mathematics for his work on the MathCityMap Indonesia (www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319932446). He teaches and supervises undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students in geometry, teaching and learning mathematical modeling, and mathematics education media. He is the founder and the leader of the Mobile Math trails Research Group (matematika.unnes.ac.id/mmt-rg) where he and his team conduct research and work with a focus on mathematical modelling, outdoor education, and digital technologies in collaboration with teachers and researchers from other institutions both in Indonesia and abroad (orcid.org/0000-0002-9469-524X).

Adi Nur Cahyono (matematika.unnes.ac.id/adinurcahyono) adalah dosen Pendidikan Matematika pada Jurusan Matematika, Universitas Negeri Semarang (unnes.ac.id), Indonesia. Ia menerima gelar doktor (Dr.rer.nat.) dari J.W.v. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (uni-frankfurt.de), Jerman, dalam bidang Didaktik Matematika setelah mempertahankan disertasinya tentang MathCityMap Indonesia (www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319932446). Ia mengajar dan membimbing mahasiswa jenjang sarjana, magister, dan doktoral pada mata kuliah geometri, pembelajaran pemodelan matematika, dan media pendidikan matematika. Dia adalah pendiri dan ketua Mobile Math trails Research Group(matematika.unnes.ac.id/mmt-rg) di mana dia dan timnya melakukan penelitian dan bekerja dengan fokus pada pemodelan matematika, pendidikan luar ruangan, dan teknologi digital bekerjasama dengan guru dan peneliti dari institusi lain baik di dalam maupun di luar negeri (orcid.org/0000-0002-9469-524X).

Personal Website – Orcid ORCID iD icon Cahyono’s LabResearchGate – Mathematics Genealogy ID: 222155  – Research Group      

Personal Information:

  • Name: Dr.rer.nat. Adi Nur Cahyono, M.Pd.
  • Position: Lecturer in Mathematics Education, Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Indonesia.
  • Office: Gedung D7 Lantai 1 Komplek FMIPA UNNES Kampus Sekaran, Gunungpati, Semarang 50229, Indonesia.
  • Research Group: Mobile Math Trails Research Group (matematika.unnes.ac.id/mmt-rg)
  • Email: adinurcahyono[at]mail.unnes.ac.id
  • Personal website: www.adinurcahyono.com


  • Doctoral Degree in Didactics of Mathematics (2013-2017) – J.W.v. Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany. Title: Doctor rerrum naturalium (Dr.rer.nat.). Dissertation: Learning mathematics in a mobile app-supported math trail environment. Promotor: Professor Matthias Ludwig (J.W.v. Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany). Co-promotor: Professor Marc Schaefer (Rhodes University, South Africa).
  • Master Degre in Mathematics Education (2005-2007) – Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Indonesia. Title: Magister Pendidikan (M.Pd). Thesis: Development of technology-based creative problem-solving models in mathematics learning in high school.  Advisor 1: Professor YL Sukestiyarno. Advisor 2: Dr. M. Asikin.
  • Bachelor Degree in Mathematics Education (2000-2004) – Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Indonesia. Title: Sarjana Pendidikan (S.Pd.). Thesis: VCD and Student Worksheets for learning mathematics in schools. Advisor 1: Professor YL Sukestiyarno. Advisor 2: Dr. Dwijanto.

Professional Working Experiences: 

  • Civil Servant Lecturer in Mathematics Education at the Department of Mathematics Universitas Negeri Semarang – Public University (since 2008).
  • Chief Examiner for the Scientific Work of Cadets at Akademik Kepolisian RI – Indonesian Police Academy (2018-2020)
  • Expert Staff of the Rector of UNNES for Academic Affairs (2019-2020).
  • Expert Lecturer on Blended Learning at Universitas Samudra (UNSAM) Langsa Aceh – Private University (2019).
  • Instructor of Instructional Skills Training Program (PEKERTI) and Applied Approach Program (AA) for lecturers in Higher Education (2018-2020)
  • Indonesian Election Supervisor for the European Region, Indonesian Election Supervisory Body (January – September 2014).
  • Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Universitas Terbuka – Public Open University (2008-2009)
  • Lecturer in Mathematics Education at  IKIP PGRI Semarang – Private Teacher Education Institution (2008)
  • Mathematics Teacher at SMAN 1 Banjarnegara – Public Senior High School (2007-2008)
  • Mathematics and ICT Teacher at SMA Ibu Kartini Semarang – Private Senior High School (2005-2007)

Research Interests:

  • Mathematics Education with ICT
  • Math Trails with Mobile Technologies
  • Teaching and Learning Geometry
  • Mathematical Modelling in Mathematics Education
  • Online Learning

Selected Publications:

  • Cahyono, A.N (2018). Learning Mathematics in a mobile app-supported math trail environment. Chem (Switzerland): Springer International Publishing.
  • Cahyono, A.N., Sukestiyarno, Y.L., Asikin, M., Miftahudin, M., Ahsan, M.G.K., Ludwig, M. (2020) Learning Mathematical Modelling with Augmented Reality Mobile Math Trails Program: How Can It Work? Journal on Mathematics Education. 11(2) pp. 185-196.
  • Cahyono, A. N., Ludwig, M. (2019). Teaching and Learning Mathematics around the City Supported by the Use of Digital Technology. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 15(1), em1654. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/99514.
  • Cahyono, A.N., Zahid, M.Z., Asikin, M., Akmal, F.F. (2021) ROBOSTE[M]: Mathematics Learning Environment with STEM Robotics To Support 21st Century Skills. Alinea Media Dipantara.
  • Cahyono, A.N., Asikin, M., Zahid, M.Z., Laksmiwati, P.A., Miftahudin. (2021) The RoboSTE[M] Project: Using Robotics Learning in a STEM Education Model to Help Prospective Mathematics Teachers Promote Students’ 21st-CenturySkills. International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research. Vol. 20, No. 7, pp. 85-99.
  • B U Sholikhah and A N Cahyono (2021) Augmented reality student worksheets for learning mathematics during the COVID-19 pandemic. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1918 042063
  • Asikin, M., Junaedi, I., Cahyono, A.N. (2019). The INNOMATTS: A Model of Mathematics Teacher Training Management. Journal of Turkish Science Education. Vol.15, pp.76-86, DOI: 10.12973/tused.10259a.
  • Cahyono, A.N., Miftahuddin, M. (2018). Mobile technology in a mathematics trail program: how does it work? UJME. Vol. 7, No.1 pp. 24-30.
  • Kharis, M., Cahyono, A.N. (2016). Pemodelan Matematika Pada EpidemiInfluenza Dengan Strategi Vaksinasi. JurnalMIPA.Vol. 38, No. 2.
  • Cahyono, A. N. (2012). Virtual MATRiKS: a Conceptual Mathematization Process in Virtual Learning Environment. The Online Journal of Science and Technology.Vol. 2, Issue 3.
  • Cahyono, A.N. & Munawar, A. (2020) UNNES MOOCs: What strengths does the University have and the society needs? J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1567 032026.
  • Kharis, M. & Cahyono, A.N. (2020) The dynamics of the basic model for the zika epidemic. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1567 022085.
  • Ahsan, M.G.K., Miftahudin, Cahyono, A.N. (2020) Designing augmented reality-based mathematics mobile apps for outdoor mathematics learning. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1567 032004.
  • Cahyono, A. N., Zaenuri, Subagja, M. (2019) The Design of Blended Learning Modules for Higher Education. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser.1387.
  • Cahyono A.N., Asikin, M. (2019). Hybrid learning in mathematics education: How can it work? J. Phys.: Conf. Ser.1321(3).
  • Cahyono, A. N., Ludwig, M. (2018). Exploring mathematics outside the classroom with the help of GPS-enabled mobile phone application. J. Phys.: Conf. Ser.983 012152.
  • Zender, J. Cahyono, A.N., Gurjanow, I, Ludwig, M. (2019). New approaches in the research on mathematics trails with technology. Conference: World Education Research Association 2019 Focal Meeting. Tokyo (Japan), 2019.
  • Cahyono, A. N., Ludwig, M (2017). MathCityMap: Motivating students to engage in mathematics through a mobile app-supported math trail programme. Presented in Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Mathematik (GDM 2017), Potsdam (Germany), 27 February – 3 March 2017.
  • Cahyono, A. N., Ludwig, M (2017). Examining motivation in mobile app-supported math trail environments. Presented in the 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 10), Dublin (Ireland), 1–5 February 2017.
  • Cahyono, A. N., Ludwig, M (2016). MathCityMap: Exploring mathematics around the city. Presented in the 13th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-13), Hamburg (Germany), 24–31 July 2016.
  • Cahyono, A. N., Ludwig, M., Marée, S. (2015). Designing mathematical outdoor tasks for the implementation of the MathCityMap-Project in Indonesia. In Vistro-Yu, C. (Ed.). In pursuit of quality mathematics education for all: Proceedings of the 7th ICMI-East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education, pp. 151-–158. Quezon City: Philippine Council of Mathematics Teacher Educators (MATHTED), Inc.
  • Cahyono, A. N., Ludwig, M. (2014). Designing of The MathCityMap-Project for Indonesia. In Oesterle, S., Nicol, C., Liljedahl, P., & Allan, D. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 38th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and the 36th Conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education.Vol. 6, p. 33. Vancouver, Canada: PME.

Recent Talk and Visiting Invitations:

  • Invited Speaker – GeoGebra Summer School. University of Miskolc, Budapest (Hungary), 28 June – 2 July 2021. 
  • Invited Speaker – Designing Innovations in STEAM Education Conference. Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz (Austria), 26-28 May 2021.
  • Instructor – Regular Course on Integrating ICT in Mathematics Education for Primary School Teachers. Southeast Asian Minister of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers And Education Personnel (QITEP) In Mathematics (SEAQiM), 15 – 26 March 2021.
  • Instructor – Online Course on Community Learning of Pilot School for Senior High School Mathematics Teachers. Southeast Asian Minister of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Centre for Quality Improvement of Teachers And Education Personnel (QITEP) In Mathematics (SEAQiM), 24 -26 March 2021.
  • Invited Speaker – The 6th International Conference on Science, Education, and Technology 2020. UNNES. Semarang (Indonesia), 9 September 2020.
  • Invited Speaker – International Symposium on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Commercialization. UNNES. Semarang  (Indonesia), 19 November 2019.
  • Visiting Lecturer – “Mathematics Classes and Mathematics Education” Lecture Series.  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Universität Frankfurt & Julius-Maximilian Universität Würzburg. Würzburg & Frankfurt (Germany), 28-29 July 2018.
  • Invited Speaker – Webinar on Accelerating the Digital Transformation of Indonesian Education. Kemdikbud RI & Huawei Indonesia. 28 January 2021.
  • Invited Speaker – Seminar Nasional Pembelajaran Daring bidang Kesehatan. Poltekkes Kemenkes RI. Semarang (Indonesia), 13 Mei 2020.
  • Invited Speaker – Webinar Nasional Pendidikan. LP3 UNNES. Semarang (Indonesia). 12 Mei 2020.
  • Invited Speaker – Microsoft Education Indonesia & Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) Webinar. Microsoft Indonesia, 14 April 2020.
  • Invited Speaker – Seminar Blended Learning. Universitas Ngudi Waluyo Ungaran (Indonesia), 19 Februari 2020.
  • Instructor – PEKERTI Program. Politeknik Pelayaran Sorong, Papua Barat (Indonesia), 12 November 2019.
  • Invited Speaker – Seminar Nasional Pendidikan Matematika 2018. UPGRIS. Semarang (Indonesia), 11 August 2018.
  • Invited Speaker – Elearning untuk Ketrampilan Pelaut. Pendidikan Ilmu Pelayaran Semarang (Indonesia), 8 November 2019.
  • Guest Lecturer – Studium Generale. Universitas Samudra (UNSAM). Langsa Aceh (Indonesia), 8 Agustus 2019.
  • Invited Speaker – Blended Learning. Universitas IVET. Semarang (Indonesia), 2019.
  • Invited Speaker – Blended Learning. UNNES. Semarang (Indonesia), June 2019.
  • Instructor – Pendidikan Profesi Guru (PPG) Hybrid. Kemenristekdikti RI. Palu (Sulawesi, Indonesia), 2-3 June 2018.
  • Guest Lecturer – Studium Generale. Universitas Pancasakti (UPS). Tegal (Indonesia), 28 Juli 2018.
  • Guest Lecturer – Studium Generale. Universitas Muria Kudus (UMK). Kudus (Indonesia), 13 Desember2017.

Research Projects:

  • Mathematical Modeling with Augmented Reality and 3D Printing using Dynamic Mathematics Software in the Mobile Math Trails Digital Classroom (2021)
  • Robotics STEM Education in Mathematics (2020)
  • Mathematical modelling in the Mathematics Trail program using the Augmented Reality Mobile App (2019).
  • Development of MOOCs at Universitas Negeri Semarang (2019).
  • Mathematical model of the spread of Zika disease in humans (2018 – 2019)
  • Development of a blended learning model at Universitas Negeri Semarang (2018)
  • MathCityMap Indonesia: Learning Mathematics in a mobile app-supported math trail environment (2013-2017)


  • Southeast Asian Teacher Education Institute Quality Assurance Assessor Training. Association of Teacher Education Network (AsTEN). Bandung (Indonesia), 14-16 November 2019.
  • Development of Hybrid Learning Content with Credit Transfer Scheme. Directorate of Learning, Directorate General of Learning and Student Affairs, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia. Jakarta (Indonesia), 21 – 22 December 2018. 
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning. IALF (Indonesia Australia Language Foundation). Denpasar, Bali (Indonesia), 23-27 July 2018. 
  • Alpen Seminar: “Measuring in Geometry”, 15 seminar units. IDMI Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Germany. The Alps, Riezlern, Kleinwalsertal (Austria), 3-8 August 2015. 
  • ESTMEE (European Student-Teacher doing Mathematics Education in Environment. Erasmus Intensive Program. Bielefeld (Germany), 25 March – 5 April 2014. 
  • “English Course”. Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture of RI and LBI FIB UI Salemba, Universitas Indonesia. Jakarta (Indonesia), 20 February  – 20 August 2012.
  • “Training of Trainer: Active Learning in Higher Education (ALIHE). Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture of RI. Medan (Indonesia), 2012.
  • “The EdTech Leaders Online Programs Online Professional Development and Delivery”. Education Development Centre, Decentralized Basic Education (DBE) 2, US-AID, 1 June – 31 July 2010.
  • “Education Multimedia Training”. Department of Education and Culture, Central Java. Salatiga (Indonesia), 2006.
  • “Microsoft IT Training for ICT Teacher”. ProVisi Microsoft IT Academy. Semarang (Indonesia), 2006.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs):

  • Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Module: Pemodelan Dalam Pembelajaran Matematika. Hak Cipta No. 000163944. Direktorat Jenderal Kekayaan Intelektual Kemenkumham RI. 2019.
  • Program Komputer: APLIKASI MOBILEPHONE – MATHCITYMAP INDONESIA. Hak Cipta No. 000145478. Direktorat Jenderal Kekayaan Intelektual Kemenkumham RI. 2019.
  • Program Komputer: Augmented Reality Mobile Math Trails Application. Hak Cipta No. 000164462. Direktorat Jenderal Kekayaan Intelektual Kemenkumham RI. 2019.
  • Naskah Film: BOLA VOLI, PYTHAGORAS, DAN KAMPUNGKU/ Naskah Film. Hak Cipta No. 000145451. Direktorat Jenderal Kekayaan Intelektual Kemenkumham RI. 2019. 

Scientific Journal Management:

  • Editor in Chief. UJME – UNNES Journal of Mathematics Education (ISSN 2252-6927) published by the Department of Mathematics UNNES, Indonesia (2018-2020).
  • Reviewer. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (ISSN: 1305-8215) published by Modestum Ltd., UK.
  • Reviewer. Journal on Mathematics Education (ISSN: 2407-0610) published by Universitas Sriwijaya & Indonesian Mathematics Society (IndoMS).
  • Reviewer. International Journal on Emerging Mathematics Education (ISSN 2549-4996) published by Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia in collaboration with SEAMEO Regional Centre for QITEP in Mathematics.

Teaching Experiences:

  • Geometry
  • Mathematics Education Media
  • Teaching and Learning Mathematical Modelling
  • ICT in Mathematics Education
  • Teaching and Learning Mathematical Modelling
  • English for Mathematics Education


  • Member of Indonesian Mathematics Society (IndoMS)/ Himpunan Matematika Indonesia. (2010 – …)
  • Member of Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (FFF), Germany (2017 – 2018).
  • Coordinator of Publication and IT for the Head of the Special Branch of Muhammadiyah (PCIM) in Germany (2016-2017).
  • Head of Department B (Talents and Interests) Mathematics Student Association (HIMATIKA) UNNES (2013-2014).
  • Deputy Head of Intra-School Student Organization (OSIS) SMAN 1 Karangkobar, Banjarnegara (1999-2000).


  • The fourth “Best Researcher” in Science & Technology”, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia.
  • Awarded a “PhD scholarship” (2013-2017) from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • “Teacher with Smart Idea” (2006) awarded by Citisuccess Fund Indonesia dan Yayasan Hope Indonesia.
  • “Bronze Medal” (2003) in Pekan Olahraga Kabupaten Cabang Bola Basket Kabupaten Banjarnegara.