Geogebra and Grade 9 learners’ achievement in linear functions

Show simple item record Mushipe, Melody Ogbonnaya, Ugorji Iheanachor 2020-09-07T06:42:23Z 2020-09-07T06:42:23Z 2019
dc.description.abstract Learners’ underachievement in mathematics is one major challenge in South Africa. Reports show that one of the topics that learners struggle with is functions. Many teachers also struggle to teach the topic effectively. The foundation of functions in the school mathematics curriculum is in the senior phase of schooling (Grades 7-9). Functions need to be taught effectively at the foundation level in order to ensure smooth content progression into the higher grades. Several studies globally have advocated the integration of graphing software with the teaching of some topics in mathematics including functions to enhance students’ learning of the topics. This study investigated the effect of integrating GeoGebra with the teaching of linear functions on Grade 9 learners’ achievement. The study was guided by the constructivist theory of learning and followed a pre-test post-test, non-equivalent groups and quasi-experimental design. The participants were 62 learners from two schools in Limpopo South Africa. The control group was 29 learners from one school and the experimental group was 33 learners from the second school. GeoGebra was integrated with the teaching in the experimental group while the control group was taught using chalk and talk. Data was collected using an achievement test and analysed using a t-test at 5% level of significance. The results showed that the experimental group (M = 51.76; SD 17.95) achieved statistically higher scores than the control group (M = 20.00, SD 11.16) with a large effect of 0.53. Implications are discussed. en_ZA
dc.description.department Science, Mathematics and Technology Education en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Mushipe, M. & Ogbonnaya, U.I. 2019, 'Geogebra and Grade 9 learners’ achievement in linear functions', International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 206-219. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1865-7923 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3991/ijet.v14i08.9581
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher International Association of Online Engineering en_ZA
dc.rights This article is published under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY). The author retains the copyright and the publishing rights for his article without any restrictions. en_ZA
dc.subject Mathematics achievement en_ZA
dc.subject GeoGebra en_ZA
dc.subject Linear functions en_ZA
dc.subject Information and communication technology (ICT) en_ZA
dc.title Geogebra and Grade 9 learners’ achievement in linear functions en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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