Online Applets in Mathematics Teaching: The Case of Linear Functions
Abstract: Online Math Applets (OMAs) are web-based, dynamic, and visual representations of mathematics concepts and offer interactive learning environments where students can work with multiple-linked representations of mathematical concepts. Although there is a growing empirical research about the effective integration of math applets into mathematics instruction (Moyer-Packenham & Suh, 2012), few studies focused on the use of OMAs with different instructional methods. Therefore, this study examined the effects of using OMAs with two different instructional approaches on students’ knowledge of linear functions, an important concept that can be used to enhance students’ comprehension of functions at earlier grades. The study also revealed the impact of instructional activities on students’ use of technology.