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Development of a GeoGebra-Assisted Calculus Worksheet to Enhance Students’ Understanding

Yerizon, Siti Fatimah, and Fridgo Tasman

Abstract—The goal of this study is to develop a GeoGebra-assisted worksheet to enhance students' understanding of calculus. Many studies report that students have difficulty understanding calculus. GeoGebra provides an alternative method to overcome the difficulties associated with calculus. The Plomp development model consists of three phases: specifically, preliminary analysis, prototype development and an assessment was used in this study. The subjects of this study were 37 students. The results of this study are valid in terms of content, presentation, linguistics and graphics and practical in terms of implementation, time, ease of use and effective in terms of its potential impact on students' mathematical understanding. The GeoGebra-assisted worksheet can help students rediscover the given concept, while the use of visualization of the calculus concept can significantly enhance students’ mathematical understanding. Likewise, GeoGebra-assisted worksheets can be used to enhance students’ understanding of calculus. Teachers are suggested using GeoGebra in order to build students’ understanding on calculus subject.

Index Terms—Calculus, GeoGebra, Plomp model, worksheet.

The authors are with Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia (e-mail: yerizon@fmipa.unp.ac.id, itiemm@gmail.com, fridgo_tasman@fmipa.unp.ac.id).

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (Since 2019), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), EBSCO, Electronic Journals Library, Google Scholar, Crossref, etc.
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net

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