Date of Award

5-2018

Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Curriculum and Instruction: M.S.

Department

Teacher Development

College

School of Education

First Advisor

Hsueh-I Lo

Second Advisor

Jennifer Jay

Third Advisor

Sue Haller

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Mathematics, Geometry, Dynamic Geometry Software

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of dynamic geometry software (DGS) on secondary students’ understanding of geometry concepts. This paper examines how dynamic geometry software (DGS) is used in the secondary mathematics classroom and its effects on student understanding and achievement through a review of the literature. The use of technology in mathematics education is well documented and its effects are noted within this paper. The focus of the literature review in Chapter 2 includes: 1) how the computer technology is used in the classroom; 2) the use of DGS to promote student understanding of inductive and deductive reasoning; 3) creation of proof and the discovery of geometric theorems; and 4). the role of the software on student performance. In Chapter 3 I conclude by reviewing the research findings and giving recommendations.

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