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ERIC Number: ED477317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Pages: 9
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The Effect of Using the Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP) on Jordanian Students' Understanding of Geometrical Concepts.
Almeqdadi, Farouq
Technology has become a part of most of our activities in the everyday life. It entered to the educational field as well as the other fields. The use of technology in school is growing in both technological equipments like computers and the structure for them, besides the training programs for the teachers and other users. The new technological tools, such as computers and their software, provide people with more opportunities to teach in new ways. This environment of using technology is growing in the general reform in mathematics education. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of using the Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP) on students' understanding of some of the geometrical concepts. The sample consisted of 52 students from the Model School, Yarmouk University, Jordan. The students in the control group used only the book. Both groups took the same pretest and posttest, which was designed by the researcher. The results of the study indicated that there was a significant difference between the means of the students' scores on the posttest with favor to the experimental group. The results also indicated that there were more gain in the scores from the pretest to the posttest in the case of the experimental group. The researcher suggested more use of the GSP software and more investigations in the area of using computers in education. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan