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ERIC Number: EJ1086984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
Using Cognitive Tutor Software in Learning Linear Algebra Word Concept
Yang, Kai-Ju
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v26 n4 p431-452 Oct 2015
This paper reports on a study of twelve 10th grade students using Cognitive Tutor, a math software program, to learn linear algebra word concept. The study's purpose was to examine whether students' mathematics performance as it is related to using Cognitive Tutor provided evidence to support Koedlinger's (2002) four instructional principles used in developing the program. The data collected in this study included 70-minute classroom observation and whole-class student interviews. The findings from both data provided evidences to show that the four instructional principles that focus on symbolic form of math concepts, processes, multiple representations, and both conceptual and procedural knowledge enhanced the using of Cognitive Tutor software in learning linear algebra word concept. However, the data also showed that the wordings of math questions descriptions were not clear for students which might prevent them from generating the symbolic form of the linear algebra word concept. Additional findings related to student satisfaction and dissatisfaction with using Cognitive Tutor to learn mathematical knowledge processes were reported.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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