A study on the effectiveness of a technology supported approach in the teaching of mathematics - Using Geometers' Sketchpad (GSP)

Rohaini Ramli, Ramlee Mustapha, Rohaiza Ramli

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Abstract

This study seeks to establish the effectiveness of Geometer's Sketchpad, a Dynamic Geometrical Software, in facilitating the teaching and learning of Mathematics, among technical schools students. A module was designed to utilize GSP in the teaching of a chosen Mathematics syllabus for final year secondary school namely Trigonometric Functions. Based on the research objectives, three tests were conducted to establish the effectiveness of GSP in mathematical skills attainment and the capability of GSP in increasing the retention of knowledge among students. As part of the study, a survey was also conducted through questionnaires and interview on the experimental group and the teacher to determine students' attitudes towards learning mathematics with technology. The empirical tests have indicated the effectiveness of GSP in the teaching of Mathematics through the substantial performance differences in favour of the experimental group. The results also shown that GSP has helped the students to better retained the knowledge taught. Some recommendations have been put forward to look into the findings which cater for the area of securing teachers' commitments, addressing potential misuse of ICT among students as well as better implementation and infrastructure approach for schools. This is in line with the needs identified in the national Education Blueprint 2013-2025 under leveraging ICT to scale up quality learning across Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages105-110
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479948055
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2015
Event2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: 19 Aug 201421 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014

Other

Other2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014
CountryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period19/08/1421/08/14

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  • Information Systems

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Ramli, R., Mustapha, R., & Ramli, R. (2015). A study on the effectiveness of a technology supported approach in the teaching of mathematics - Using Geometers' Sketchpad (GSP). In Proceedings of 2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014 (pp. 105-110). [7011601] (Proceedings of 2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIME-E.2014.7011601
Ramli, Rohaini ; Mustapha, Ramlee ; Ramli, Rohaiza. / A study on the effectiveness of a technology supported approach in the teaching of mathematics - Using Geometers' Sketchpad (GSP). Proceedings of 2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. pp. 105-110 (Proceedings of 2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014).
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Ramli, R, Mustapha, R & Ramli, R 2015, A study on the effectiveness of a technology supported approach in the teaching of mathematics - Using Geometers' Sketchpad (GSP). in Proceedings of 2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014., 7011601, Proceedings of 2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 105-110, 2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014, Bandung, Indonesia, 19/08/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIME-E.2014.7011601

A study on the effectiveness of a technology supported approach in the teaching of mathematics - Using Geometers' Sketchpad (GSP). / Ramli, Rohaini; Mustapha, Ramlee; Ramli, Rohaiza.

Proceedings of 2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. p. 105-110 7011601 (Proceedings of 2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014).

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Ramli R, Mustapha R, Ramli R. A study on the effectiveness of a technology supported approach in the teaching of mathematics - Using Geometers' Sketchpad (GSP). In Proceedings of 2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. p. 105-110. 7011601. (Proceedings of 2014 2nd International Conference on Technology, Informatics, Management, Engineering and Environment, TIME-E 2014). https://doi.org/10.1109/TIME-E.2014.7011601