Translation of Function: A Study of Dynamic Mathematical Software and Its Effects on Students Understanding of Translation of Function
thesisposted on 01.01.2013, 00:00 by Jane Anne Taylor
The purpose of the project was to review the concept and history, research, and teaching methods associated with functions and their transformations, develop a unit on transformations of functions using the Dynamic Mathematical Software Geogebra, and make recommendations about some suitable teaching methods for this subject in high school Algebra classes. In order to realize this, relevant literature was reviewed and considered for developing the functions unit. Data from a pre- and post-assessment and a district assessment was analyzed and interpreted to inform future teaching methods. Geogebra activities were used to teach transformations of functions and then evaluated to determine their effectiveness. Conclusions and recommendations for teaching the transformations of functions are offered.