Effects of Cooperative Learning with Dynamic Mathematics Software (DMS) on Learning Inversely Proportional Functions

Kan Kan Chan, Yi Cheng Zhou

Abstract


The study focuses on the integration of dynamic mathematics software (DMS) and cooperative learning into the teaching and learning process of inversely proportional functions. The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of integrating DMS with cooperative learning on students’ mathematics achievement using quasi-experimental research design. Students in treatment group learnt inverse proportional functions in cooperative learning groups with DMS while those in control group had typical approach of instruction. Participants are all ninth-grade students in a Macau private school. They were given an achievement test at three stages, namely as pre-test, post-test and delayed post-test. Analysis of students’ results showed that the pedagogy of cooperative learning with DMS does have significant influence on students’ mathematics achievement.

Keywords


Cooperative Learning, Dynamic Mathematics Software (DMS), inverse proportional functions, mathematics achievement

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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