ERIC Number: EJ1139012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Development of an Interactive Mathematics Learning System Based on a Two-Tier Test Diagnostic and Guiding Strategy
Yang, Tzu-Chi; Fu, Hseng-Tz; Hwang, Gwo-Jen; Yang, Stephen J. H.
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, v33 n1 p62-80 2017
Mathematical skills have been recognised as a core competence for engineering and science students. However, learning mathematics has been recognised as a difficult and challenging task for most students, in particular, calculus for first-year students in university. Consequently, the development of effective learning strategies and environments for mathematics courses has become an important issue. To this end, a mathematics learning system based on an instant diagnostic and guiding strategy is proposed to enhance students' calculus learning outcomes. Moreover, an experiment has been conducted in a university calculus course to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed method. The experimental results show that the proposed approach not only improved the students' learning performance, but also improved their confidence in learning calculus. Further findings are also discussed.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, College Freshmen, Calculus, Foreign Countries, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Statistical Analysis, College Mathematics, Pretests Posttests, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan