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Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0894

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain

STUDENTS' PERCEPTION OF THE MATHEMATICAL CLASSROOM WHEN INTEGRATING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

M. Barchilon Ben-Av, I. Gurevich

Achva Academic College (ISRAEL)
In the current research, we were interested in testing the impact of integrating technology on the student’s perception of different mathematical courses regarding the constructivist versus the traditional approach in teaching/learning.

Recent studies indicated that integration of technology in teaching mathematics improves significantly mathematical learning by offering many opportunities for creativity and a collaborative interactive and dynamic learning experience, which is in good agreement with the constructivist approach in building knowledge (Monaghan, 2001; Drijvers et al., 2010; Zellermayer, Mor and Heilweil, 2009).

The current research was conducted over two academic years in the Mathematics Department at a College of Education. The students participated in mathematical courses where some of them were taught by using GeoGebra and Socrative Smartphone App (Digitalized Courses) and others were taught with no digital tools.

We analysed the students’ perception of our mode of teaching as well as of their own level of involvement in the learning process by using a multiple-choice questioner formulated regarding the basic characteristics of the constructivist versus traditional classroom defined by Brooks and Brooks (1993).

The collected data were analysed both quantitatively and qualitatively.

We found that most of the students of the Digitalized Courses found the digital tools being helpful in their learning, especially for understanding the material. In addition, it was observed that the students of the Digitalized Courses characterized our mode of teaching as matching the definition of constructivist classroom.

The obtained results indicated that integration of digital technology enables to adapt the formal teaching of mathematics in a line with the constructivist approach in teaching. It concurs with relevant studies demonstrating that the constructivist approach intelligently utilizes a wide variety of computer capabilities to create a computerized learning environment that facilitates constructivist teaching methods (Eshet and Hammer 2006).

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title = {STUDENTS' PERCEPTION OF THE MATHEMATICAL CLASSROOM WHEN INTEGRATING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES},
series = {10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN18 Proceedings},
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doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2018.0894},
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M. Barchilon Ben-Av, I. Gurevich (2018) STUDENTS' PERCEPTION OF THE MATHEMATICAL CLASSROOM WHEN INTEGRATING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, p. 3449.
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