Effectiveness of using geogebra on students’ conceptual understanding in differential calculus for grade xi students at gongzim ugyen dorji central school
Kado Kado, Drukpa Pema
The integration of emerging and relevant technology in the teaching and learning of differential calculus creates a conceptually rich learning environment. From this perspective, this study aims to determine the effectiveness of a computer-assisted instruction method using GeoGebra in developing the conceptual understanding of differential calculus for grade XI students. This study employed a quasi-experiment approach with 60 students from Gongzim Ugyen Dorji Central School in Haa. The students were divided into two equal groups. Group ‘A’ used the GeoGebra software, while group ‘B’ used the conventional method to learn differential calculus. The data was collected through conceptual understanding tests. An Independent sample t-test was employed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS 22.0). Findings of the study showed that students who were taught using GeoGebra outperformed those who learned through conventional methods. The results confirmed that GeoGebra software is capable of enhancing and significantly improving students’ conceptual understanding of differential calculus.