Collaborative Mathematical Problem-Posing and Teaching in The“Math Island”(1/3)

Project Details


"Mathematical problem-posing" is a process in which students pose mathematics problems themselves and solve them by themselves. It is a method of in-depth mathematics learning because students need to combine mathematical knowledge and experience to re-construct a meaningful and appropriate mathematics problem, helping students rethink and understand more thoroughly the mathematical concepts they have learnt before. Learning by peer teaching is a form of collaborative learning, through the communicating process with each other, students re-organize and clarify mathematics concepts. This proposal extends the "Math Island" project. Right now, there are 251 schools with 1,311 classes and a total of 20,099 students using Math Island to learn mathematics. As a sub-system of the Math Island, this project will develop a mathematical problem-posing and peer teaching sub-system for Math Island based on Interest-Driven Creator Theory, especially, the Creation Loop in the theory. This is a three-year project. In the first year, we will design an online mathematical problem-posing, learning by teaching system prototype, and prepare some experimental mathematical materials. In the second year, implementing an experiment with the sub-system and further develop the sub-system with more supporting functions. Finally, in the last year, the effect with mathematical problem-solving, learning by teaching, and interest were evaluated.
Effective start/end date1/08/2031/07/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Mathematical Problem Posing
  • Interest-Driven Creator Theory
  • Creation Loop
  • peer learning by teaching


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