Engaging Students with Linear Functions and GeoGebra: An Action Research Study

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Kristen L Soots
Kathryn G Shafer


Soots completed an action research study with pre-algebra students during a unit on linear functions. The goals of this study were to increase student-led technology engagement and utilize a graphing application that would allow students to make connections between multiple representations of linear functions. The use of GeoGebra combined with a student-led approach to instruction positively impacted the classroom environment, allowed students to make connections between representations of functions, and supported student discovery, especially within the topic of systems of equations.

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Kristen L Soots, Ivy Tech Community College

Mathematics Instructor

Kathryn G Shafer, Ball State University

Associate Professor, Department of Mathematial Sciences