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Laxman, Kumar; Hughes, Peter – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2015
Derived initially from a strategic analysis of children's methods of counting, the New Zealand Numeracy Projects used, as a starting point for the professional development of teachers, a strategy framework that traces children's development in number reasoning. A pilot study indicated the usefulness of professional development where teachers use…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Numbers, Logical Thinking, Interviews
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Laxman, Kumar – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2012
Traditional methods of teaching algebra encourage students to identify algebraic notations and perform procedural computations without comprehending the underlying relationships between the different modes of algebraic representations involving graph, expression and tables. Such approaches might enable students to ace in standardized Mathematics…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Intervention, Mathematics
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Laxman, Kumar; Chin, Yap Kueh – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2011
Numerous flash or java applet based simulations have been developed to improve students' comprehension of Science concepts, particularly the more complex or "dry" ones. Simulations have been reported to be effective as instructional aids in scaffolding scientific learning by students since simulations support the explication of implicit…
Descriptors: Simulation, Electronic Learning, Scientific Concepts, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Liu, Yan; Laxman, Kumar – Journal on School Educational Technology, 2009
In efforts aimed at acquainting learners with "how to learn" skills rather than static content knowledge, more student centric instructional approaches are being increasingly adopted in informing curriculum design and delivery. Technology-rich problem solving environments offer great promise in scaffolding and facilitating…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Problem Solving, Student Centered Learning