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Does the Geometer Sketchpad Improve Student’s Performance and Understanding of Algebraic Concepts?

Poster Session II - Board: II- 035
Thursday, May 27, 2010, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Leonard R. Mendola
Touro College

Joseph Manzour
The College of Staten Island

This study examined the effects of the Geometer’s Sketchpad program as a motivational tool in teaching high school algebra. Thirty-four ninth grade algebra students were randomly selected, assigned and participated. Teacher-constructed pretest and posttests, consisting of twenty-five questions, were administered. A t-test for independent samples revealed significance at the p = .05.

Subject Area: Cognitive
Keywords: Education

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