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ERIC Number: ED562132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
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Evaluating the Interactive Learning Tool Simreal+ for Visualizing and Simulating Mathematical Concepts
Hadjerrouit, Said
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (12th, Maynooth, Greater Dublin, Ireland, Oct 24-26, 2015)
This research study aims at evaluating the suitability of SimReal+ for effective use in teacher education. SimReal+ was originally developed to teach mathematics in universities, but it is has been recently improved to include school mathematics. The basic idea of SimReal+ is that the visualization of mathematical concepts is a powerful technique to enhance the understanding of mathematics. The study uses a set of quality criteria, and a survey questionnaire with open-ended questions to evaluate the suitability of SimReal+ in teacher education. The statements of the survey are categorized in five main groups of criteria that include technical usability, pedagogical usability, mathematical content, assessment issues, and teacher education considerations. Additional issues are programming mathematical visualizations, simulations using templates, and flipped classroom. Conclusions and some recommendations are drawn from the results to improve the design of SimReal+ to better suit the needs of students and teachers in mathematics education. [For the full proceedings, see ED562093.]
International Association for the Development of the Information Society. e-mail: secretariat@iadis.org; Web site: http://www.iadisportal.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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