The Effects of teaching linear equations with dynamic mathematics software on seventh grade students’ achievement

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2013
Doktoroğlu, Rezzan
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of teaching linear equations with Dynamic Mathematics Software (GeoGebra) on seventh grade students’ achievement compared to the regular instruction. Randomized posttest-only control group design was utilized in the study. 60 seventh grade students (32 girls and 28 boys) of a public school in Yenimahalle district in Ankara participated in the study. The study was conducted in 2011-2012 fall semester, lasting 9 class hours in three weeks. The data was collected by three Mathematics Achievement Tests: Cartesian coordinate system achievement test (MAT1), linear relation achievement test (MAT2) and graph of linear equation achievement test (MAT3). The quantitative analysis was conducted by using analysis of covariance (ANCOVA). The results revealed that teaching Cartesian coordinate system and linear relation by using Dynamic Mathematics Software had no significant effect on seventh grade students’ achievement compared to the regular instruction. On the other hand, the results also indicated that teaching graph of linear equations by using Dynamic Mathematics Software had a significant effect on seventh grade students’ achievement positively.

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R. Doktoroğlu, “The Effects of teaching linear equations with dynamic mathematics software on seventh grade students’ achievement,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.