An evaluation study of learning behaviors and achievements with ubiquitous fraction (u-fraction) for elementary school student

Wu Yuin Hwang, Ika Qutsiati Utami, Holly Chen

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Abstract

In this study, we developed a tablet-based application, namely ubiquitous fraction (U-fraction) to assist elementary school students to learn fraction with authentic contextual support. Three topics of fraction included are fraction concept/comparison, simplification and addition/subtraction. An experiment was carried out to investigate the effects of students' learning behavior toward their fraction learning achievements using U-fraction, which allowed students to explore and verify fraction learning in authentic contexts. Totally, 80 fifth grade students were assigned and divided into three groups, one experimental group and two control groups. The first and second control group learned fraction using web-based application and traditional teaching method, while experimental group learned fraction using U-fraction. After the experiment, the results shown the experimental group performed better than those in both control groups. The reasons were that the graphical representation in authentic context facilitated students to learn fraction using U-fraction. Multimedia whiteboard like text and voice explanation provided by U-fraction also helped students to do more practices by themselves and fully explain their solutions. Furthermore, this study revealed that learning behavior variable i.e. note-Taking (text), total fraction skill and assignment score variable had a significant correlation with post-Test. We also found students' perception toward the system were acceptable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2018
EditorsNian-Shing Chen, Maiga Chang, Ronghuai Huang, K. Kinshuk, Kannan Moudgalya, Sahana Murthy, Demetrios G Sampson
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages350-354
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781538660492
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Aug 2018
Event18th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2018 - Bombay, India
Duration: 9 Jul 201813 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE 18th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2018

Conference

Conference18th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2018
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityBombay
Period9/07/1813/07/18

Keywords

  • Authentic context
  • Multimedia representation
  • Ubiquitous fraction learning

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