Teaching and learning mathematics with robotics in middle-years of schooling
Chandra, Vinesh (2010) Teaching and learning mathematics with robotics in middle-years of schooling. In Envisioning the Future : The Role of Curriculum Materials and Learning Environments in Educational Reform, The 6th SMTE Organizing Committee, Parkview Hotel, Hualien, Taiwan, pp. 33-40.
Engaging and motivating students in mathematics lessons can be challenging. The traditional approach of chalk and talk can sometimes be problematic. The new generation of educational robotics has the potential to not only motivate students but also enable teachers to demonstrate concepts in mathematics by connecting concepts with the real world. Robotics hardware and the software are becoming increasing more user-friendly and as a consequence they can be blended in with classroom activities with greater ease. Using robotics in suitably designed activities promotes a constructivist learning environment and enables students to engage in higher order thinking through hands-on problem solving. Teamwork and collaborative learning are also enhanced through the use of this technology. This paper discusses a model for teaching concepts in mathematics in middle year classrooms. It will also highlight some of the benefits and challenges of using robotics in the learning environment.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||mathematics, robotics, constructivism, middle school|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Curriculum|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 The 6th SMTE Organizing Committee|
|Deposited On:||31 Jan 2011 09:08|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 18:11|
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