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Pages: 3216-3222
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.1736

Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain


R. Zemanová

University of Ostrava, Pedagogical Faculty (CZECH REPUBLIC)
We are currently collaborating on the development of a didactic e-application by EDIacademy, in which we guarantee the mathematical and didactic content. The application will consist of key environments for teaching mathematics at primary schools, in order to cover complete mathematics curriculum. Individual environments are created according to the textbooks and other study materials by professor Milan Hejný and his team, which are currently used to teach mathematics at roughly a quarter of Czech schools. This constitutes the first comprehensive teaching system of mathematics in the Czech Republic, which consistently makes use of a constructivist teaching style. The application will supplement the printed teaching materials of this series. The first completed environment of the e-application is Scales (balance scales). This environment was tested at the end of school year 2015/16 with second grade primary school pupils (aged 7–8). Each pupil worked individually with the experimenter. After a structured interview concerning computer literacy, the pupil independently spent 20 minutes with the application, allowed to solve any available exercises. The interview was recorded on a camera, the work with the application was recorded by an external camera (face and hands) together with an internal camera (cursor movement on the screen) – we used Screencast-O-Matic. In this paper, we introduce the mathematical and didactic content of the e-application, focusing particularly on 1) the large potential of series of individual exercises leading to transition from an isolated model to generic model, 2) individualization of the difficulty level of exercises. We summarize the results of the test analysis with focus on selected parameters: 1) Relation between motivation and abstraction; 2) Autonomy – in operation, exercise solving and difficulty; 3) Cognition – in understanding and approaching the exercise, in solution strategy, in obtaining results; 4) Misinterpretation. We propose modifications in the mathematical and didactic content. We demonstrate a wide usage possibilities, from individual use, e.g. in autonomous activity during the class or at home, to group work to class-wide activities. All including discussions among pupils and suitable interventions (questions) by the teacher in accordance with constructivist teaching principles.
author = {Zemanov{\'{a}}, R.},
series = {9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-5895-1},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2016.1736},
url = {https://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2016.1736},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {14-16 November, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {3216-3222}}
AU - R. Zemanová
SN - 978-84-617-5895-1/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2016.1736
PY - 2016
Y1 - 14-16 November, 2016
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2016 Proceedings
SP - 3216
EP - 3222
ER -
R. Zemanová (2016) PROPAEDEUTIC OF EQUATIONS USING SCALES E-APPLICATION, ICERI2016 Proceedings, pp. 3216-3222.