Using technology to engage students in learning mathematics
Cheng, T. G. H., Hon, S. F., & Yeo, J. B. W. (2006, May). Using technology to engage students in learning mathematics. Paper presented at the ERAS Conference, Singapore.
For decades, students have been experiencing problems in understanding mathematical concepts. The use of technology has helped to overcome some of these problems. This paper attempts to share some of the technologies used by secondary school teachers in Singapore to facilitate students’ learning, e.g. the use of dynamic geometry software such as the Geometer’s Sketchpad (GSP) to help students visualize, experiment and construct new knowledge about geometric properties, and the use of Excel to reduce the tediousness of constructing graphs and enhance students’ understanding of functions and graphs.
This paper was presented at the ERAS Conference, Singapore, held in Singapore from 29 – 31 May 2006