M.A. in Mathematics Education
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Education
College of Education
Graphic calculators; Mathematics--Study and teaching (Secondary)
Science and Mathematics Education
The purpose of this study was to compare the learning of basic concepts of analytic geometry by students instructed with graphing calculators to that of students instructed by traditional methods. Three chapters, covering the basic concepts of analytic geometry, were taught to two separate algebra one classes at Salem High School, Salem, New Jersey over a nine-week period. The control group was taught using traditional instruction and the experimental group was taught using graphing calculator assisted instruction.
A unit test was administered to both the experimental and control groups at the conclusion of the study to evaluate student learning. From the results of an independent two-tailed t-test, it was found that there was no significant difference between the two groups.
Hudock, Anne Lawrence, "The effect of graphing calculator use in Algebra One" (1996). Theses and Dissertations. 2169.