ICT Integration Into Geometry Instruction: Reflections from a Mixed-Model Inquiry
Eğitim Teknolojisi Kuram ve Uygulama
This study aimed to investigate the effects of computer aided instructional applications on mathematics teacher candidates' geometry success and determine their perceptions on learning and teaching geometry supported by software. The study is a parallel-simultaneous mixed method research due to use of qualitative and quantitative data together. Within the scope of the research conducted, 30 teacher candidates attending Department of Elementary Mathematics Education at Eskişehir Osmangazi
... ir Osmangazi University Faculty of Education were selected as the participants of the study. The results of the research show that Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP) course applications ensure teacher candidates to increase their geometry success with also respect to t-test results. It is understood teacher candidates find the software activities and spreadsheets sufficient, especially in demonstration of proofs. The computer aided -student centered instructional method used in this research takes positive reaction by the candidates and software language, tutorial time and the physical characteristics of schools take attention as the critique aspects of applying software tutorials. The participants also noted that the way of development of software activities and spreadsheets affects the way of choosing suitable approach for the instruction.