Integration of Online Math Applets into Mathematics Instruction
Abstract: Online Math Applets (OMAs)—web-based, dynamic, and visual representations of mathematics concepts—offer multiple-linked representations of mathematics concepts and provide interactive learning environments for mathematics teaching. Despite their broad use, there is little empirical research about the use of OMAs in mathematics instruction (Suh & Moyer, 2007). To fill this gap, this study examined the effects of using OMAs with two different instructional approaches on students’ knowledge of slope, a challenging concept for many students. The study also aims to shed light on issues concerning the effects of the instructional activities on students’ use of technology.