id: 06393839
dt: j
an: 2015b.00988
au: Tan, Choo-Kim; Tan, Choo-Peng
ti: Effects of the handheld technology instructional approach on performances
of students of different achievement levels.
so: Comput. Educ. (Exeter) 82, 306-314 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Elsevier, Exeter
la: EN
cc: U75 U55
ut: interactive learning environments; handheld technology
ci:
li: doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2014.11.011
ab: Summary: The handheld technology selected and the ways it is implemented
influences the way mathematics is taught and learnt, which in turn
generates positive effects in the mathematics education. This study was
conducted to examine the effects of handheld technology instructional
approaches on performance of students of different achievement levels
in probability at a private higher learning institution in Malaysia. A
quasi-experimental study with non-equivalent control group design with
pre-test and post-test design was conducted on a sample of 65 students.
The sample was divided into the experimental group and control group.
The handheld technology instructional approaches, i.e. teaching and
learning approaches using the graphing calculator (GC) as a teaching
and learning tool and the GC instructional worksheets, were employed in
the teaching and learning of probability in the experimental group. The
conventional teaching approach was adopted in the control group.
Quantitative and qualitative methods were employed to collect and
analyse data. Quantitative data was collected using the probability
achievement test (PAT). PAT was administered to both groups at the
beginning and end of the study. Qualitative data was collected using
studentsâ€™ journals. The results show that students, the high, average
and low achievers, gained benefits when the handheld technology
instructional approaches were used in learning probability,
particularly random variable, Poisson distribution, binomial
distribution and normal distribution.
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