ERIC Number: ED477051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Teacher-Designed Software for Interactive Linear Equations: Concepts, Interpretive Skills, Applications & Word-Problem Solving.
No longer just a user of commercial software, the 21st century teacher is a designer of interactive software based on theories of learning. This software, a comprehensive study of straightline equations, enhances conceptual understanding, sketching, graphic interpretive and word problem solving skills as well as making connections to real-life and scientific phenomena. Developed using Maple and Hyperstudio, this software of 40 questions actively captures students' visual intelligence and evokes thinking to provide generative responses. Other features include corrective feedback, hide-and-show, scoring, timing and a student output file containing a student's 1st and 2nd responses and revealing any misconceptions held and difficulties encountered. A table shows the correspondence between the features of this software and Kuittinen's (1998) four criteria or demands for a good CAI (computer assisted instruction). A brief appendix provides programming information. (Contains 25 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Software Evaluation, Courseware, Educational Technology, Hypermedia, Instructional Design, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Programming, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.