Abstract Presented at the 10th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics
December 12-19, 2005, South Korea

Connecting Geometry, Algebra and Calculus with The Geometerís Sketchpad (GSP): Thailand Perspective

Krongthong Khairiree
khairiree@yahoo.com
Mathematics
Consultant
Malaysia

Abstract

Abstract The purpose of this study is to explore the use of the Geometerís Sketchpad (GSP) as a tool in connecting geometry, algebra and calculus in secondary schools in Thailand. GSP is one of the dynamic mathematics software that provides opportunities for teachers and students to use their ability to access, drag, visualize, and create graphical representation. GSP was translated into Thai language and used widely in Thailand. In the 2005 school year, action researches were conducted in secondary schools in Thailand. The research findings show that Thai GSP play an important role in providing the representation and mathematics modeling. The students were able to express their understanding of mathematics concepts by verbal interactions and by constructing graphs. The studentsí works showed their creativity and their understanding of the mathematics problems.

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