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The design of a system to support exploratory learning of algebraic generalisation

Noss, R. and Poulovassilis, Alexandra and Geraniou, E. and Gutierrez-Santos, Sergio and Hoyles, C. and Kahn, K. and Magoulas, George D. and Mavrikis, M. (2012) The design of a system to support exploratory learning of algebraic generalisation. Computers & Education 59 (1), pp. 63-81. ISSN 0360-1315.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2011.09.021

Abstract

This paper charts the design and application of a system to support 11-14 year old students’ learning of algebraic generalisation, presenting students with the means to develop their understanding of the meaning of generality, see its power for mathematics and develop algebraic ways of thinking. We focus squarely on design, while taking account of both technical and pedagogical issues and challenges, and provide an account of how we have designed and built a system with a very close fit to our knowledge of students’ difficulties with the subject matter. We report the challenges involved in building a system that is both intelligent and exploratory, a learning environment in which both student and teacher are supported without explicit tutoring.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): exploratory learning, algebraic generalisation, intelligent support, teacher assistance, design
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2011 08:37
Last Modified: 17 May 2013 08:22
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4173

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