Abstract—This study aimed to determine the effect of the
GeoGebra-assisted inquiry-discovery learning strategy on
students’ mastery and interest in algebraic expressions. The
Malaysian Ministry of Education recommends investigation or
experimentation activities and the use of dynamic software
technologies in mathematics lessons because these activities can
improve students’ mastery and interest. Therefore, this study
was conducted to overcome the problem of low concept mastery
and lack of students’ interest in Basic Arithmetic Operations
involving Algebraic Expressions. This quantitative study was
carried out with quasi-experimental design. A total of 60 form
students from a secondary school in Johor, divided into two
groups: experimental group of GeoGebra-assisted
inquiry-discovery learning strategy consisting 30 students, and a
control group of standard textbook-based learning consisting of
30 students. The study sample was selected by a simple random
sampling technique. The instruments used in this study were a
modified pre-mastery and post-mastery test and questionnaires.
The quantitative data in this research was analyzed based on
descriptive and inferential statistics using Statistical Packages
for Social Science (SPSS) software Version 28.0. The Wilcoxon
test results showed that there are significant differences between
experimental group (M = 50.20, SD = 18.63) and control group
(M = 41.97, SD = 17.81) on students’ mastery and interest after
using GeoGebra-assisted inquiry-discovery learning strategy.
The findings also show that there was a fairly strong positive
relationship between students’ mastery and interest, which was
statistically significant using Spearman’s rho correlation
analysis (p = 0.001). In conclusion, GeoGebra-assisted
inquiry-discovery learning strategy can improve students’
mastery and interest in Algebraic Expression.
Index Terms—Algebra, algebraic expressions, GeoGebra, inquiry-discovery
The authors are with the School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
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Cite: Zuraini Marion, Abdul Halim Abdullah*, and Sharifah Nurarfah S. Abd Rahman, "The Effectiveness of the GeoGebra-Assisted Inquiry-Discovery Learning Strategy on Students’ Mastery and Interest in Algebraic Expressions," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 13, no. 11, pp. 1681-1695, 2023.Copyright © 2023 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).