The effect of spreadsheet and dynamic geometry software on the achievement and self-efficacy of 7th-grade students

Isiksal M., Askar P.

EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.47, no.3, pp.333-350, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00131880500287815
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.333-350
  • Keywords: autograph-based instruction, spreadsheet-based instruction, traditional-based instruction, mathematics achievement, mathematics self-efficacy, computer self-efficacy, PATH-ANALYSIS, EXPECTATIONS, PERFORMANCE, COLLEGE, BELIEFS, MAJORS, WOMEN


Background Since the early 1980s, there has been a growing interest in the potentiality of computers as facilitators of students' learning. The importance of using technology effectively as a learning tool has been emphasized by many researchers. However, finding good software that encourages pupils to explore and express mathematical ideas is becoming a crucial issue.