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ERIC Number: EJ1098059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
Visual Programming: A Programming Tool for Increasing Mathematics Achivement
Swanier, Cheryl A.; Seals, Cheryl D.; Billionniere, Elodie V.
Journal of Educational Technology, v6 n2 p1-5 Jul-Sep 2009
This paper aims to address the need of increasing student achievement in mathematics using a visual programming language such as Scratch. This visual programming language facilitates creating an environment where students in K-12 education can develop mathematical simulations while learning a visual programming language at the same time. Furthermore, the study of visual programming tools as a means to increase student achievement in mathematics could possibly generate interests within the computer-supported collaborative learning community. According to Jerome Bruner in Children Learn By Doing, "knowing how something is put together is worth a thousand facts about it. It permits you to go beyond it" (Bruner, 1984, p.183).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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