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Abstract
This study examined how to foster pupils' mathematical communication abilities by using tablet PCs. Students were encouraged to generate math creations (including mathematical representation, solution, and solution explanation of word problems) as their teaching materials and reciprocally tutor classmates to increase opportunities for mathematical communication during a semester. A reciprocal peertutoringenhanced mathematical communication system was designed for supporting students' math creations and reciprocal peertutoring activities. An experiment involving 51 secondgraders was conducted to evaluate their improvement in mathematical communication abilities. While the control group received onetoone selflearning mathematical materials and teacherled instruction, the experimental group was engaged in computersupported reciprocal peer tutoring in the same environment with the same materials. Both groups were evaluated by using a mathematical communication ability assessment. The result indicated that the experimental group outperformed the control group in the assessment. Additionally, math creations were analyzed for assessing students' formative development. The results showed that students' math creations became clearer and more efficient. In other words, their mathematical representations and solution explanations became more accurate after the learning activity.
Original language  English 

Pages (fromto)  157169 
Number of pages  13 
Journal  Educational Technology and Society 
Volume  19 
Issue number  3 
State  Published  2016 
Keywords
 Math creation
 Mathematical communication ability
 Reciprocal peer tutoring
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