Exploring the Design and Impact of Online Exercises for Teacher Training About Dynamic Models in Mathematics

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Abstract

The potential of software tools to support learning mathematics is widely acknowledged, but their use can be hindered for many reasons. When teaching future mathematics teachers, we observed that these students were unmotivated to use such tools. This lack of motivation was caused by two concerns held by the students. Firstly, expected difficulty with the software interface (`handling equations with computer interfaces is cumbersome') and secondly, having to do time-consuming exercises on top of the regular pen-and-paper material. To circumvent these concerns, we developed and deployed a set of exercises, categorized in seven different types, that required little effort in terms of equation `writing' with the computer interface but still covered the core mathematical principles taught in the lessons. To allow for sufficient training opportunities, the software automatically created new randomized versions of the same question type. In this paper, we present an exploratory study that discusses the potential of this approach and provides insight on the effectiveness of question types used.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAddressing Global Challenges and Quality Education
Subtitle of host publication15th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2020 Heidelberg, Germany, September 14–18, 2020 Proceedings
EditorsCarlos Alario-Hoyos, María Jesús Rodríguez-Triana, Maren Scheffel, Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez, Sebastian Maximilian Dennerlein
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages398-403
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783030577179
ISBN (Print)9783030577162
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2020
Event15th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning - Hidelberg, Germany
Duration: 14 Sep 202018 Sep 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12315 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2020
CountryGermany
CityHidelberg
Period14/09/2018/09/20

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