Authors: Fares Fraij
Addresses: Department of Computer Science, Taif University, P.O. Box 888, Taif 21974, Al-Hawieiah, Saudi Arabia; Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, P.O. Box 20, Ma'an 71111, Jordan
Abstract: This study compares the impact of two visual imagery approaches to identify transitive relations. The approaches were introduced to a sample of students divided into two groups, control and experimental. The students in the control group were taught to identify transitive relations using matrices. However, their counterparts in the experimental group were taught to identify the relations using digraphs. To compare the approaches, an achievement test was designed and examined. Then, it was administered to the students as a pre-test and post-test, before and after the teaching process, respectively. The mean performance of the two groups was compared using t-test. The results indicated that the students in the experimental group attained better performance than their counterparts in the control group.
Keywords: mathematics learning; learning analytics; learning design; visualisation; transitive relations; achievement test; t-test; matrices; digraphs; mathematics education; maths education; math education.
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2014 Vol.6 No.2, pp.186 - 193
Received: 22 Mar 2014
Accepted: 05 Nov 2014
Published online: 09 Jan 2015 *