
05372391
j
2009a.00132
Su, KingDow
Lee, MingQuey
An implementation for integrating multimedia technology into mathematics: collage students' performance of optimized differentiation and limit learning in Taiwan.
J. Interdiscip. Math. 10, No. 4, 513524 (2007).
2007
Taru Publications, New Delhi, Delhi, India; Taylor \& Francis
EN
C75
D45
I15
R25
U75
multimedia technology
differentiation
limits
flash animations
learning attitude questionnaire
undergraduate students
computer algebra
computers in the mathematics classroom
doi:10.1080/09720502.2007.10700511
Summary: The purpose of this article is to investigate students' performance of using multimedia technology within mathematical differentiation and limit fields. Two groups of undergraduates participated in the process of this study and evaluation. The experimental group wa taught with the abundant multimedia supplementary materials, including conceptual computer Flash animations, Mathematica static figures, power point bulletin and eplus software computerbased instructions. The control group was taught as usual, using a regular mathematical textbook. After eight weeks of learning, and the statistical procedures of the analysis covariance, it was found that the students of experimental group outperformed their counterparts in their mathematical learning efficiency; they would get the $12.0\%$ and $11.6\%$ raises in differentiation and limit respectively. The Cronbach alpha for the entire learning attitude questionnaire was $0.94$. There were significant differences $(p<0.05)$ of the learning attitude questionnaire with students' different fondness degree of multimedia technology.