Peer explanation in primary mathematics learning

Hui Fang Hou, Emily Ching, Tak Wai Chan

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This study aims at proposing a feasible classroom activity which can introduce math knowledge by systematically scaffolding students to figure the new concept out and then construct their own logics and thoughts by written and oral language. A three-step learning flow, including puzzle-solving, writing to learn, and peer explanation, is proposed in this study. To investigate the fundamental theoretical issues and possible obstacles, this learning flow was initially implemented in a fourth-grade classroom without technology supports. In the initial stage of this study, this paper focuses on discussing the effectiveness of peer explanation and some observations in this learning activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ICCE 2008
Subtitle of host publication16th International Conference on Computers in Education
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2008
Event16th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2008 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 27 Oct 200831 Oct 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - ICCE 2008: 16th International Conference on Computers in Education


Conference16th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2008


  • Elementary mathematics learning
  • Peer explanation
  • Scaffolding


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