Secondary school students learning the translation of functions in a computer-assisted lesson

Kin Keung Eric POON, Doi Pei YICK

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Abstract

This study highlights the benefits of using dynamic geometry software (DGS) in mathematics education. It first reviews the role of information technology in different curricula and how it can be conducive to learning mathematics, especially algebra and even functions. Hooper and Rieber’s [19] three instructional principles and Keller’s [24] Attention, Relevance, Confidence and Satisfaction motivational design model are integrated to provide a framework for lesson design. A case study incorporating using of the GeoGebra software in a Secondary Four algebra lesson on translating functions is then described. The students’ pre- and post-lesson performance, and their attitudes towards using technology in mathematics lessons after the computer assisted learning task, were measured to quantify the effects of the lesson. Copyright © 2015 The Pushpa Publishing House.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-102
JournalFar East Journal of Mathematical Education
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

Citation

Poon, K. K., & Yick, D. P. (2015). Secondary school students learning the translation of functions in a computer-assisted lesson. Far East Journal of Mathematical Education, 14(2), 69-102.

Keywords

  • Information technology
  • Translation
  • Functions
  • GeoGebra
  • Dynamic geometry

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