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RIDE. Revista Iberoamericana para la Investigación y el Desarrollo Educativo

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Abstract

ROJAS MALDONADO, Erick Radaí. Understanding Fundamental Concepts of Calculus Through Desmos. An Intervention. RIDE. Rev. Iberoam. Investig. Desarro. Educ [online]. 2020, vol.10, n.20, e044.  Epub Nov 18, 2020. ISSN 2007-7467.  https://doi.org/10.23913/ride.v10i20.672.

The design of a methodological strategy for the understanding of the concept of derivative is carried out in this article. This through the Desmos software and the bring your own device (BYOD) program in a first course of differential calculus at the degree level, using the action research methodology. Also, it is involved the method of derivation by increments, which is coded to be incorporated into the Desmos platform and thus make animations. Quizzes are then performed through Kahoot! to evaluate the understanding of the students. It is concluded that Desmos is an useful aid in the understanding of fundamental concepts of calculus, since it allows the sketching of functions in a simple way giving meaning to mathematization, but not the calculation of results.

Keywords : learning; derivative; interpretation; limit.

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