Math Learning Environment for 3rd Grade using Student Modeling
Ingrid Kirschning, Mariana Valdivia, Universidad de las Américas,Puebla, Mexico
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper presents a multimedia learning environment with student modeling developed to teach basic math. The content is based on the official curricula determined by the Mexican government for 3rd Grade. The approach uses graphical explanations, numerical examples and pre-recorded speech to explain basic operations. The different lessons are organized hierarchically and the student model keeps track of the personal progress of each student and suggests the lessons to be learned next. The learner is able to choose the lessons, listen and view the explanations, practice with randomly generated exercises and once he/she feels ready the student can choose to do the exam. Exercises are evaluated and the incorrect answers are shown to the student to be reexamined and corrected by himself, whereas the exam is only graded marking the correct and incorrect answers. All results are being recorded in the student model and are used to determine which lessons will be suggested next time.
Kirschning, I. & Valdivia, M. (2003). Math Learning Environment for 3rd Grade using Student Modeling. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 815-820). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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