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ERIC Number: EJ929281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Effects of Using Spreadsheets on Secondary School Students' Self-Efficacy for Algebra
Topcu, Abdullah
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v42 n5 p605-613 2011
Although research has shown that self-efficacy beliefs predict academic achievement across all academic subjects and levels, little is known about the effect of using spreadsheets on self-efficacy beliefs in mathematics. This study is an investigation of the effect of instruction that includes spreadsheet-based purposeful activities on secondary school students' self-efficacy beliefs for algebra. The context of the study is a 10th grade mathematics course in a public secondary school. Analysis of the data indicated that students who received spread-sheet-based instruction had significantly higher self-efficacy for algebra than those who received conventional instruction. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey