The Effect of Dynamic Geometry Software Geometer's Sketchpad on Students’ Achievement in Topic Circle among Form Two Students

Volume 8 - Issue 2
Nanteni Ganesan Leong Kwan Eu
Pages: 58-68 Download Count : 133 View Count: 397 DOI Number 10.17220/mojet.2020.02.005 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


This aim of this study is to identify the effectiveness of the use of Geometer’s Sketchpad (GSP) in the teaching of circle among Form Two students. The quasi-experimental study was to investigate the following two aspects, namely the effective use of software GSP and a survey instrument was used to elicit students’ perception on the use of GSP. About 82 students from two classes selected at random were divided into a treatment group and control group. The results showed that students exposed to the use of GSP obtained significantly better mean test scores compared to the control group. The results of this study indicate that using GSP in teaching and learning of the circle properties have a positive impact on students. Analysis of the questionnaire responses indicated a positive overall perception of using Geometer's Sketchpad in learning about the circle.

Keywords

  • Geometer’s sketchpad
  • Circle
  • Mathematical software
  • Lower secondary
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