Exploring students’ conceptual understanding of parallelograms based on Geogebra

Delaviz, M. and Leong, K.E. (2013) Exploring students’ conceptual understanding of parallelograms based on Geogebra. In: Fifth International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, 11-14 Nov 2013, Penang, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study used a mixed mode approach and aimed to explore students’ conceptual understanding in geometry using GeoGebra. The focus of this study was on the concept of parallelograms. This study was conducted in an Iranian governmental boys’ school using ten grade two lower secondary school students as participants. These students were randomly divided into two groups. The first group underwent the lesson using the GeoGebra whereas the other group was taught using the traditional approach. This research findings focused more on the qualitative section and less on the quantitative section in which detailed observation were executed as well as the mean scores and standard deviation of both groups were compared. Non-equivalent pre-test and post- test were administered respectively to evaluate students pre-requisite knowledge and conceptual understanding of the concepts of parallelograms. The findings of this research will be useful to mathematics’ teachers in planning for their geometrical activities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: GeoGebra; parallelograms; conceptual understanding
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 01:32
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 01:32
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13531

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