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ERIC Number: EJ978138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Teaching with Technology: Exploring the Use of Robotics to Teach Mathematics
Attard, Catherine
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v17 n2 p31-32 2012
In this article, the author explores the value of using simple robotics such as BeeBots and ProBots to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics in the primary classroom. Before making the decision to use such technologies, it is important that they be evaluated in terms of their affordances and constraints. In other words, teachers need to understand how each individual technology could enhance the learning and teaching of specific mathematics content, and, just as importantly, when the use of a specific technology could hinder, limit or distract the learning and teaching of particular mathematics content. This article presents a table listing the affordances and constraints of BeeBots and ProBots. (Contains 2 figures.)
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: office@aamt.edu.au; Web site: http://www.aamt.edu.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Primary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia