Investigating the Impact of Interactive Applets on Students' Understanding in Mathematics of Parameter Changes to Parent Functions

An Explanatory Mixed Methods Study 


When: Tuesday, March 4, 2013, 3:30-4:30pm


Where: Edwards Governance Room, Ornelas Student Center


Contact: Elizabeth Ponder | 903-923-2263 | cecs@etbu.edu 


The technology principle in the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM, 2000) states that technology plays an important role in how teachers teach mathematics and in how students learn mathematics. The purpose of this sequential explanatory mixed methods study was to examine the impact of interactive applets on students’ understanding of parameter changes to parent functions. Interviews with students and teachers provided insight on how and why the use of applets helped or hindered students’ understanding.

Dr. Robin McClaran

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
B.S.E., East Texas Baptist University;
M.S., University of Texas at Tyler;
Ph.D., University of Kentucky