The effect of learning spatial geometry by mobile devices

Lin Jung Wu, Sin Chuan Lai, Kuo En Chang, Yao Ting Sung, Hsien Sheng Hsiao

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Abstract

The aim of this research is to develop a hands-on spatial geometry learning system to facilitate students' geometry learning. The system is developed with Duval's four critical elements of geometry apprehension including perceptual apprehension, sequential apprehension, operational apprehension and discursive apprehension. The system supports senior high school students in the process of spatial geometry problem-solving, allowing them to hands-on manipulate spatial geometry graphics and develop their visualization and mental imagery. In total, 58 participants from different classes were recruited. The experimental group used the hands-on learning system, whereas the control group followed the traditional paper-based approach. The study investigates the effects of the hands-on geometry learning system on students' perceptual apprehension, sequential apprehension, operational apprehension, overall spatial geometry scores and learning attitude. The results revealed more learning attitude, and higher perceptual apprehension, sequential apprehension, operational apprehension in the experimental group.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012
PublisherNational Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Pages354-361
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2012 Nov 262012 Nov 30

Other

Other20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12/11/2612/11/30

Keywords

  • Imagery and visualization
  • Mathematics
  • Mental imagery
  • Mobile devices
  • Spatial geometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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    Wu, L. J., Lai, S. C., Chang, K. E., Sung, Y. T., & Hsiao, H. S. (2012). The effect of learning spatial geometry by mobile devices. In Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012 (pp. 354-361). National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.