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ERIC Number: EJ724774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Use of Colour and Interactive Animation in Learning 3D Vectors
Iskander, Wejdan; Curtis, Sharon
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v24 n2 p149-156 2005
This study investigated the effects of two computer-implemented techniques (colour and interactive animation) on learning 3D vectors. The participants were 43 female Saudi Arabian high school students. They were pre-tested on 3D vectors using a paper questionnaire that consisted of calculation and visualization types of questions. The students were then divided into four groups. Each group was allocated to a different version of software for learning 3D vectors. The versions differed in their use of colour/greyscale and static images/interactive animation. After the participants used the software, a post-test was administered. All students improved their overall test scores, with no significant difference between the groups. However, test scores on the visualization questions differed noticeably, with the groups viewing animated versions scoring higher than the groups seeing static versions. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia