Senior secondary mathematics students’ perceptions of their learning preferences when working with graphing calculators

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Abstract

Educational technologies, on one hand, have the potential to promote student collaboration and learning. On the other hand, students use personal technologies such as the graphing calculator (GC) individually in high stake mathematics examinations. Hence it is important to investigate students’ learning preferences when working with the GC. In this large scale survey study, Singaporean students’ were asked about their most preferred mode for learning to use the GC: individually, cooperatively and competitively, and to explain why. It was found that most students preferred cooperative approach when working with the GC, citing benefits of learning from peers as reasons. Students with individual social learning preferences tended to cite increased learning outcomes as. The implication on teaching is that teachers need to provide more opportunities for students to collaborate and learn from one another when learning mathematics with the use of graphing calculators.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2019)
EditorsRegis Chireshe, Isao Miyaji, Olaniyi Alaba Sofowora, Marta Cabral, Lorayne Robertson, Christopher Kong, David M. Chapinski, Elizabeth Magaret, Mikhail A. Rodionov, Ahmed Ibrahim Usman, Barba Aldis Patton, Vyacheslav Grebenyuk, Arend E. Carl, Florence Nkechi Okeke, Zhanna Dedovets
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherInfonomics Society
Pages403-408
Number of pages6
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9781913572006
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventCanada International Conference on Education 2019 - University of Toronto, Mississauga, Canada
Duration: 24 Jun 201927 Jun 2019

Conference

ConferenceCanada International Conference on Education 2019
Abbreviated titleCICE 2019
CountryCanada
CityMississauga
Period24/06/1927/06/19

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