Investigation of student’s perception learning calculus with GeoGebra and cycle model
Tola Bekene Bedada 1 * , M. France Machaba 2
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1 College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Department of Mathematics, Hosaena, ETHIOPIA2 University of South Africa, Department of Mathematics education, SOUTH AFRICA* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Learners in the 21st century need technological support in the learning process because of the advancements made in technology for teaching and learning. A GeoGebra-oriented classroom uses one of these technologies that can be implemented in the classroom. The new developed cycle model implemented in the study and explored the effect of using GeoGebra mathematical software on students’ perceptions to using GeoGebra software to learn calculus. A mixed research methodology was employed. In the quantitative part of the study, a closed-ended questionnaires were used by clustering into themes and interview for the qualitative part of the study. The study was conducted at a university in Ethiopia that lasts for four weeks, and the university was selected purposively. The quantitative data were analyzed using SPSS version 27 while the qualitative data were coded into themes and analyzed using computer software ATLAS.ti 9. Students expressed positive perceptions towards the use of GeoGebra for learning differential calculus and 74% of students were satisfied with the preferences of the GeoGebra lesson-oriented course offered in the study while 70% were also interested in scaffolding activities and activities included in the developed model during interventions.

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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2022, Volume 18, Issue 10, Article No: em2164

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/12443

Publication date: 09 Sep 2022

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