Math creation: Integrating peer tutoring for facilitating the mathematical expression and explanation

Euphony F.Y. Yang, Hercy N.H. Cheng, Tak Wai Chan

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to contribute insights into how math creation integrated peer tutoring can facilitate students' mathematical expression and explanation. Twenty-five second-grade primary students play the role of teachers to construct their math creations as the teaching materials to teach their partners. Specifically, the students need to solve given word problems and produce three forms of creation-including drawing expression, arithmetic expression, and solution explanation-to justify their solutions. This study shows that peer tutoring can promote students' drawing expression and solution explanation by providing opportunities for students to reexamine their math creation mutually. However, the progress of arithmetic expression does not achieve significantly. Besides, this study also finds that high and low achievers have different sequences in completing math creations and ways of participation. Finally, how computers facilitate and change students' mathematical expression and explanation compared with paper-based environment is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
EditorsHiroaki Ogata, Lara Lomicka-Anderson, Ching-Sing Chai, Regine Hampel, Yusuke Hayashi, Julita Vassileva, Chen-Chung Liu, Wenli Chen, Jack Hsu, Yu-Ju Lan, Jon Mason, Masanori Yamada, Hsin-Yih Shyu, Amali Weerasinghe, Ying-Tien Wu, Li Zhang, Kinshuk, Yukihiro Matsubara, Yongwu Miao, Hiroaki Ogata, Siu Cheung Kong, Maiga Chang, Morris S. Y. Jong, Rita Kuo, Robby Robson, Barbara Wasson, Akihiro Kashihara, Ulrike Cress, Marc Jansen, Jun Oshima, Chengjiu Yin, Jianwei Zhang, Clark Chinn
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages161-170
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9784990801410
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 - Nara, Japan
Duration: Nov 30 2014Dec 4 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityNara
Period11/30/1412/4/14

Keywords

  • Math creation
  • Mathematical explanation
  • Mathematical expression
  • Peer tutoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education

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