The Resource Effect of graphing calculator use on student achievement in college algebra : gender and age-related differences, by Jennifer Sue Austin, (electronic resource:)

Effect of graphing calculator use on student achievement in college algebra : gender and age-related differences, by Jennifer Sue Austin, (electronic resource:)

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Effect of graphing calculator use on student achievement in college algebra : gender and age-related differences
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Effect of graphing calculator use on student achievement in college algebra
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gender and age-related differences
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by Jennifer Sue Austin
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eng
Summary
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of the graphing calculator on overall student achievement and student attitude toward mathematics in college algebra. Gender and age-related differences in student achievement and attitude were also investigated. Furthermore, student decisions concerning when the graphing calculator is used in answering college algebra questions were also examined. The participants were 175 students enrolled in nine sections of college algebra offered during the 1995-96 academic year at a midwestern four-year, open-door state college. Four college algebra sections were taught by the experimenter and five sections were taught by another full-time faculty member. Each instructor taught at least one scientific calculator section and one graphing calculator section each semester. All groups completed a Mathematics Attitude Scale on the first and last days of class, and were given a comprehensive final examination at the end of the semester. In order to determine student decisions concerning when the graphing calculator is used to answer algebra questions, mini-examinations were given to students exemplifying the sub-populations in questions. The results of this research study suggest that the integration of the graphing calculator into the college algebra curriculum will improve student achievement for nontraditional students; may improve student achievement for other students, depending on the instructor; and will improve student attitude toward mathematics for all students. Furthermore, the study suggests that while all students tend to rely on the graphing calculator when working less technical problems pertaining to the characteristics and graphs of functions and equations, female and nontraditional students tend to integrate the graphing calculator approach with the paper-and-pencil techniques when working more detailed problems of this type
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1965-
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Austin, Jennifer Sue
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--School of Education and Dept. of Mathematics. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 1996.
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Long, Vena M.
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  • Algebra
  • Graphic calculators
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Effect of graphing calculator use on student achievement in college algebra : gender and age-related differences, by Jennifer Sue Austin, (electronic resource:)
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  • Advisor: Vena Long
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  • Vita
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Includes bibliographical references (leaves 128-133)
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black and white
Contents
Abstract -- List of tables -- Acknowledgments - Introduction -- review of the literature-- Research methodology -- Results of the study -- Discussion -- Appendix -- References -- Vita
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28 cm.
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ix, 135 leaves
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electronic
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Label
Effect of graphing calculator use on student achievement in college algebra : gender and age-related differences, by Jennifer Sue Austin, (electronic resource:)
Publication
Note
  • Advisor: Vena Long
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Antecedent source
file reproduced from microform
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 128-133)
Color
black and white
Contents
Abstract -- List of tables -- Acknowledgments - Introduction -- review of the literature-- Research methodology -- Results of the study -- Discussion -- Appendix -- References -- Vita
Dimensions
28 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 135 leaves
Form of item
electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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