THE EFFECTIVENESS OF GEOGEBRA WHEN TEACHING LINEAR FUNCTIONS USING THE IPAD

TitleTHE EFFECTIVENESS OF GEOGEBRA WHEN TEACHING LINEAR FUNCTIONS USING THE IPAD
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsMudaly, V, Fletcher, T
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume77
Issue1
Start Page55-81
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedFebruary/2019
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7111
KeywordsGeoGebra, iPad technology, linear functions, mathematics teaching, software manipulation
Abstract

There is concern about mathematics success and its related pedagogy. Society has seen rapid changes in the economy and technology with a call for these changes to be reflected within the classroom. New methods of teaching mathematics are being sought with the purpose to improve teaching and learning while making mathematics relatable to the new generation of learners. The incorporation of technology within the classroom has been seen an option to make this change. The purpose of this research was to determine how effective the use of the GeoGebra app is in allowing learners to successfully discover the properties of straight line graphs. Furthermore, the research looked at learner responses to using the app. A qualitative research design was used with data generated through a task-based investigation, as well as individual interviews. Results of the research showed that the use of GeoGebra aided learners successfully in discovering the properties of straight-line graphs with the majority of learners understanding both concepts. The results also showed that learners had a positive outlook to the use of the app and enjoyed the experience.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2019/457-1550425100.pdf
DOI10.33225/pec/19.77.55
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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