Mathematics Education Trends and Research

Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID metr-00032, 6 Pages

doi: 10.5899/2013/metr-00032


Research Article


Does the Application of Instructional Mathematics Software Have Enough Efficiency?


Zahra Kalantarnia1 *, Elahe Masoum1


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


* Corresponding author. Email address: Z.Kalantarnia@mailfa.org


Received: 09 November 2013; Accepted: 21 November 2013


Copyright © 2013 Zahra Kalantarnia and Elahe Masoum. 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

Modern tools as new educational systems can improve teaching-learning procedures in schools. Teaching mathematics is one of the main and difficult components in educational systems. Informing methods is essential for teachers and instructors. It seems that did not forget usual teaching method and using software or media considered as remedial teaching. Teachers always follow dynamic methods for teaching and learning. The aim of this study is that views of students studied regard to math software and its efficiency. Twenty two girl students of 2nd grade are chosen at high schools. Through standard questionnaire and survey method, views of students are collected. Data are studied via Kolmogorov-Smirnov and one sample sign tests. The results of tests indicated that students have positive views toward co-instructional software of math learning. Therefore it seems that mathematical software can advantages for teaching and learning at high schools.


Keywords: Mathematics; software; application; efficiency; teaching; learning.

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