Researchers pointed at modelling activities as affecting positively students’ learning including motivation to learn, but little research has studied students’ motivation to learn mathematics during their engagement in modelling activities with technology. Three groups of 4-5 students carried out the Roc modelling activity utilizing the internet and GeoGebra. The data was collected using video recording and students’ solution texts. Inductive and deductive content analysis were used to analyze the data. The research results indicated that the groups experienced motivational patterns that included both sympathy and mastery styles, where these styles were accompanied with confirming styles in general, but sometimes with rebellious styles too. In addition, carrying out the modelling activity using the internet and GeoGebra, the group members were engaged primarily with processes-based motivational styles, but doing so, they kept in mind their goal to build a mathematical model of the Roc bird.
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Article Type: Research Article
EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2021, Volume 17, Issue 9, Article No: em1999
Publication date: 06 Aug 2021
Article Views: 1274
Article Downloads: 735Open Access Disclosures References How to cite this article