Constructing Calculus Concepts through Worksheet Based Problem-Based Learning Assisted by GeoGebra Software

. Yerizon, I Made Arnawa, Nisa Fitriani, Nor’ain Mohd Tajudin


This study aims to produce a valid, practical, and effective calculus learning worksheet using a problem-based learning method assisted by GeoGebra software in improving problem-solving skills. This worksheet serves as a guide to students in constructing the calculus concepts through the provided instructions according to the Problem-Based Learning syntax. Furthermore, the construction process was carried out using GeoGebra software. Students are given scaffolding to construct concepts. This research is development research. This study employs a Plomp model, which consists of three stages, namely the preliminary study, development or prototyping, and assessment phases. The subjects are 32 students in class XI.2 at the State Senior High School of 14 Padang. The results showed that the worksheet produced was valid, practical, and effective in improving students' problem-solving abilities. This implies that it would assist students in constructing calculus concepts. Furthermore, it showed that GeoGebra is capable of visualizing abstract calculus concepts, which enables students to understand higher mathematical thinking on the main concept of calculus. In conclusion, the use of GeoGebra in mathematics learning is able to help students construct mathematical concepts and improve their problem-solving abilities.


Doi: 10.28991/HIJ-2022-03-03-04

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Calculus; GeoGebra; Problem-Based Learning; Plomp Model.


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