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Pages: 6522-6530
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.0540

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MATH PROJECTS IN A HEI – EXPECTATIONS, OBJECTIVES, EXPERIENCES AND ANALYSIS

A.P. Lopes1, F. Soares2

1Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP) / ISCAP – CICE / UIE (PORTUGAL) (PORTUGAL)
2Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP) / ESEIG (PORTUGAL) (PORTUGAL)
An overwhelming problem in Math Curriculums in Higher Education Institutions (HEI), we are daily facing in the last decade, is the substantial differences in Math background of our students. When you try to transmit, engage and teach subjects/contents that your “audience” is unable to respond to and/or even understand what we are trying to convey, it is somehow frustrating. In this sense, the Math projects and other didactic strategies, developed through Learning Management System Moodle, which include an array of activities that combine higher order thinking skills with math subjects and technology, for students of HE, appear as remedial but important, proactive and innovative measures in order to face and try to overcome these considerable problems. In this paper we will present some of these strategies, developed in some organic units of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP).

But, how “fruitful” are the endless number of hours teachers spent in developing and implementing these platforms? Do students react to them as we would expect? Do they embrace this opportunity to overcome their difficulties? How do they use/interact individually with LMS platforms? Can this environment that provides the teacher with many interesting tools to improve the teaching – learning process, encourages students to reinforce their abilities and knowledge? In what way do they use each available material – videos, interactive tasks, texts, among others? What is the best way to assess student’s performance in these online learning environments? Learning Analytics tools provides us a huge amount of data, but how can we extract “good” and helpful information from them?

These and many other questions still remain unanswered but we look forward to get some help in, at least, “get some drafts” for them because we feel that this “learning analysis”, that tackles the path from the objectives to the actual results, is perhaps the only way we have to move forward in the “best” learning and teaching direction.
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title = {THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MATH PROJECTS IN A HEI – EXPECTATIONS, OBJECTIVES, EXPERIENCES AND ANALYSIS},
series = {10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
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A.P. Lopes, F. Soares (2016) THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MATH PROJECTS IN A HEI – EXPECTATIONS, OBJECTIVES, EXPERIENCES AND ANALYSIS, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 6522-6530.
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