A survey of the application of graphic calculator in the schools in Johor, Malaysia a survey of the application of graphic calculator in the schools in Johor, Malaysia.

Md Kamaruddin, Nafisah Kamariah and Md Amin, Zulkarnain (2007) A survey of the application of graphic calculator in the schools in Johor, Malaysia a survey of the application of graphic calculator in the schools in Johor, Malaysia. In: Proceedings of the 13th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics.

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Due to the sixth challenge in the Malaysian Vision 2020 that is to establish a society that contribute to the scientific and technological civilization of the future, many methods of teaching and learning with the aid of technology have been introduced so that the students will not only learn the theory or concept but also will be exposed to the technology. In 2004, selected secondary schools in Malaysia were given graphic calculators. Only two secondary schools in one of the districts in Johor were given 40 graphic calculators for each school. One of the schools is situated in the city and another in the rural area. Since then, no research was done to survey the use of graphic calculators in the schools. Hence, this study was conducted with the purpose of obtaining the feedback from the teachers regarding the use of graphic calculator in the teaching and learning mathematics. The pariticipants of the Graphic Calculator Course conducted by the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), which consisted of 31 secondary and primary school mathematics teachers, were chosen as the research samples. The research design used was of survey descriptive. Quantitative data was collected from the respondents using questionnaires. The data was analyzed to obtain the percentage, mean, and standard deviation. Research finding showed that even though the teachers agreed that graphic calculator can help the teachers in the teaching and learning mathematics but they never use the graphic calculator as they do not know how to use the tool. Thus, training and monitoring of any implementation is very important, as there is no point of spending so much money to buy graphic calculators or other teaching tools if the tools are not being used.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:learning aid, technology, graphic calculator
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions:Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Technology
ID Code:109
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:10 Mar 2010 10:40
Last Modified:29 Apr 2011 14:39

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