Learning Analytic Geometry with the aid of Wolfram Alpha

Authors : Maria Gabriela Campuzano; Tania Crisanto

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 1 - January

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6045067

The active use of ICT for math education offers known advantages like cre-ating interactive environments to facilitate learning, improved monitoring and detailed feedback. The objective of this study is to determine the effective-ness of using Wolfram Alpha tool on academic achievement and students’ attitude towards it when learning analytic geometry. Wolfram Alpha web re-source was chosen because it has a good visual representation, shows step-by-step solutions, returns detailed outcome and is easy to use. A quasi-experimental methodology was used dividing students into experimental and control groups. Academic achievement was assessed with two sample t-test to pre and post tests’ scores. Questionnaires were applied to Wolfram Alpha group to gather students’ perception of using this tool and tabulated under descriptive statistics. Research was applied to an online course of pre-calculus during disruption of face-to-face classes due to COVID spread. Re-sults suggest that Wolfram Alpha improves students’ academic achievement generating positive and interactive conditions where students can benefit from the use of ICT in different ways. Students have optimistic attitudes about this tool and support it to be included in regular pre-calculus courses. Teachers should consider the use of Wolfram Alpha for their math courses

Keywords : analytic geometry, Wolfram Alpha, conics, parabola, quasi-experiment


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