Undergraduate Students Perceptions toward the Graphing Calculator Instructional Approach


Tan, Choo Kim and Tan, Choo Peng and Abdul Razak, Siti Fatimah and Lew, Sook Ling (2013) Undergraduate Students Perceptions toward the Graphing Calculator Instructional Approach. Communications of the IBIMA, 2013. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1943-7765

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The aim of this study was to examine undergraduate students’ perceptions toward the adoption of the Graphing Calculator (GC) instructional approach in learning Probability. During the study, a sample of 55 students was provided GCs and self-designed instructional activities modules for their learning. At the end of the study, an adapted questionnaire was distributed to collect students’ views on the adoption of the GC instructional approach in Probability learning. The data collected from the questionnaire were categorized into six aspects: the GC usage, quality of the output from the GC, GC helped students to understand probability, GC helped in increasing students confidence in problem solving, GC helped in students communication, GC helped to foster students attitude towards probability learning, and it was found that students’ perceptions in these six aspects are favourable. ANOVA test also showed that there were no significant differences in the mean scores among students of different levels when the GC instructional approach was adopted. A majority of students found that leaning probability with the GC instructional approach was more funny and interesting. A positive attitude and increased motivation to learn Probability was cultivated as well.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graphing calculator instructional approach, perceptions, probability
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2017 04:15
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2017 04:15
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/6108


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