Mathematics Education Trends and Research

Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID metr-00008, 7 Pages

doi: 10.5899/2013/metr-00008


Research Article


Examining Creativity of Students through Smart Board in Learning Mathematics


Mohammad-Hassan Behzadi1, Maryam Manuchehri1 *


1Department of Mathematics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


* Corresponding author. Email address: M_Manuchehri90@yahoo.com


Received: 09 February 2013; Accepted: 20 February 2013


Copyright © 2013 Mohammad-Hassan Behzadi and Maryam Manuchehri. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

In present era, students and teachers need possibilities that ease teaching and learning process. Electronic instruments such as computer, software, and smart instruments will increase abilities for students. The purpose of this study is to examine the creativity level of high school students in the learning environment using smart board and compare it to traditional environment. Participants of this study were consisted of girl students at second grade. One girly high school is selected by semi-cluster sampling method. Research method is implemented via quasi-experimental method using pretest and posttest for control and experiment groups which are same at scientific level. Based on the result of this research via Leven and T-tests, it is indicated that there is significant difference between creativity level of the students who learn mathematics using smart board and the students who learn mathematics via traditional method. Therefore it seems that using smart board will ease mathematical learning process.


Keywords: Mathematics; smart board; creativity; education; learning.

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