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ERIC Number: EJ1120496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
A Computer Approach to Mathematics Curriculum Developments Debugging
Martínez-Zarzuelo, Angélica; Roanes-Lozano, Eugenio; Fernández-Díaz, José
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v12 n12 p2961-2974 Dec 2016
Sequencing contents is of great importance for instructional design within the teaching planning processes. We believe that it is key for a meaningful learning. Therefore, we propose to formally establish a partial order relation among the contents. We have chosen the binary relation "to be a prerequisite" for that purpose. We have applied this approach to the mathematical contents of the compulsory Secondary Education of the Spanish educational system and the information obtained has been modeled as a graph. The amount of contents considered (814) and the number of ordered pairs in the order relation considered (17,782) has produced a big graph. In order to work effectively with that amount of data, we have used software specialized in network analysis. More precisely, we have used the software packages Pajek and Gephi. This software, together with the use of techniques borrowed from graph theory, has allowed providing a tool for debugging curriculum developments (similar to rule based expert systems verification).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain
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