ERIC Number: EJ1124096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Pre-Service Teachers to Make Digital Stories That Explain Complex Mathematical Concepts in a Real-World Context: The "Math-eo" Project, Creating "Cool New Tools"
Walters, Lynne Masel; Green, Martha R.; Goldsby, Dianne; Walters, Timothy N.; Wang, Liangyan
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v23 n4 p129-144 2016
This mixed methods study examines whether engaging in a problem-solving project to create Math-eos (digital videos) increases pre-service teachers' understanding of the relationship between visual, auditory, and verbal representation and critical thinking in mathematics. Additionally, the study looks at what aspects of a digital problem solving project support pre-service teachers' ability to integrate digital technology in mathematics education. Results indicated that, as pre-service teachers worked through the writing/problem solving process and constructed digital stories, or Math-eos, they became more aware of the advantages of using this multimodal approach to teach mathematical concepts to elementary and middle school students. The Math-eo Project provided pre-service teachers, who typically used digital media only for socializing and meeting web-based course requirements, with a new tool for their own learning and teaching. Designing Math-eos also enabled them to integrate digital technology in the mathematics curriculum with the aim of increasing student engagement, motivation and knowledge.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematical Concepts, Concept Teaching, Story Telling, Electronic Publishing, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, Mixed Methods Research, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Multimedia Materials, Technology Integration, Pretests Posttests, Student Surveys, Likert Scales, Student Projects
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