Thesis / Computing and Computers

Software De Apoyo Educativo Al Concepto De Funcion En Precalculo I (spanish Text)

Trespalacios-Mantilla, J H (Puerto Rico Univ.)
Monroy, H; dir.
Puerto Rico Univ. Rio Piedras

Abstract: This thesis reports on the evaluation of the use of an educational software, designed to improve student's learning of the concept of mathematical function. The students in the study were registered in Precalculus I at theUniversity of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. The educational software allows the practice of changing the representation of a function among tabular, analytic, and graphical representations. To carry the evaluation, 59 students wereselected and were divided in two groups: control and experimental. Both groups received the 'traditional' classroom lectures on the topic. The experimental group, in addition, was allowed to practice with the educational software. Tomeasure their performance and the effect of the educational software, two tests were given: a pre-test and a post-test. The results of this study shows that the experimental group improved significantly more than the control group,thus demonstrating the validity of the educational software in the learning of the concept of mathematical function.

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Note: Ms : Univ. Puerto Rico : 1999

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