Learning Mathematics with Interactive Whiteboards and Computer-Based Graphing Utility

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Citation Formats
A. K. Erbaş and S. Kaya, “Learning Mathematics with Interactive Whiteboards and Computer-Based Graphing Utility,” EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY, pp. 299–312, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/55786.