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Not a Trivial Pursuit-Bringing Mathematics to Life with Webquests
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, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Students today are inundated with social networking sites, gaming, and hand-held communication devices. Keeping up with these tools requires new methods of teaching. It is essential that new techniques are incorporated into an online learning environment in order to create a community and motivate students. I have found that webquests significantly enhance an online mathematics course. In the usual sense, webquests require the students to search the internet for solutions to real life problems, to make deductions and form a conclusion from that search. I will present how I use Webquests a little differently. Students search for tools, software and resources they can utilize to augment learning material based on specific criteria, purpose and categories and then discuss pros and cons. Specific webquest examples will be presented with the resulting online dialogues, providing students with a door that opens into further explorations of calculus.

Citation

LeGrand, D. (2010). Not a Trivial Pursuit-Bringing Mathematics to Life with Webquests. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 206). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 26, 2020 from .

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