IMPACT AND IMPORTANCE OF PRE-CONCEPTUAL TEST THROUGH ICT TOOLS IN TEACHING LEARNING PROCESS OF FUNCTIONS IN DISCRETE MATHEMATICS

M. Kameswari and M. Seenivasan

  DOI:  https://doi.org/10.37418/amsj.9.11.85

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Algebraic tools allow us to express these functional relationships very efficiently. The universe of discourse for functions is the relation which in turn has the universe of discourse as the Cartesian product. Engineering students feel difficult in understanding the difference in their definitions and its further derivations. Traditional method of teaching this topic does not reveal efficient understanding because of lack of immediate practise. Cutting edge technology provides enormous facilities to the educational arena. Now-a-days, everything is dealt with cutting edge technology. Information and Communication Tools (ICT) is one of the cutting-edge tools since it exhibits tremendous usage in different segments. Students expect to incorporate Teaching and Learning Process (TLP) with on line mode     so it is essential for a teacher to blend his/her teaching methodology with cutting edge technology for efficient and often practise. In this paper, cutting edge technology for education is incorporated with the traditional method through educational ICTs. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) – Quiz 1, 2, 3 through Moodle is considered as pre-conceptual test and Continuous Assessment Test (CAT) -1 is considered as post-conceptual test. Comparison study is carried out between pre and post conceptual test statistically which reveals that student’s interest in learning is gradually increasing from Quiz 1 to Quiz 3 (Figure \ref{fig11}) and performance of post conceptual test is compared with the average of three quizzes which in turn endorses the learning interest rate of the topic function and relations.

Keywords: Multiple choice question (MCQ), traditional method, teaching and learning, function, ICT tools, discrete mathematics.