The effectiveness of inductive discovery learning in 1: 1 mathematics classroom

Euphony F.Y. Yang, Calvin C.Y. Liao, Emily Ching, Tina Chang, Tak Wai Chane

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Abstract

This study proposes inductive discovery learning supported with computers to facilitate mathematics learning in Taiwan's elementary education. It is hypothesized that students can learn mathematics concepts better when they are engaged in the induction process, including observing some instances of a concept, searching and testing the pattern behind those instances, and generalizing their findings with proper written words. With supports of the one-to-one technology, students can devote their thinking efforts in such an individual learning task and discover on their own. To investigate the effectiveness of inductive discovery learning, three third-grade classes were involved in the experiment. The result suggests that students have better concept retention, especially for the high and medium performance students through the learning material of inductive discovery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education
Subtitle of host publicationEnhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010
Pages743-747
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2010
Event18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 29 Nov 20103 Dec 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Computers in Education: Enhancing and Sustaining New Knowledge Through the Use of Digital Technology in Education, ICCE 2010
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period29/11/103/12/10

Keywords

  • 1: 1 classroom
  • Discovery learning
  • Elementary mathematics
  • Inductive discovery learning
  • Inductive learning

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