Culminating Project Title
Effects of Dynamic Geometry Software on Secondary Students’ Understanding of Geometry Concepts
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Curriculum and Instruction: M.S.
School of Education
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Mathematics, Geometry, Dynamic Geometry Software
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.
Nelson, Megan, "Effects of Dynamic Geometry Software on Secondary Students’ Understanding of Geometry Concepts" (2018). Culminating Projects in Teacher Development. 36.