Title: A study on effective hybrid math teaching strategies

Authors: Liming Zhang; Jianli Jiao

Addresses: Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, Av. Padre Tomas Pereire, Taipa, Macao ' 2 South China Normal University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, 510631, China

Abstract: During the computer supported hybrid teaching, teachers face a big challenge to find the suitable teaching strategies for a specific content. In this study, three experiments were conducted to explore the different math teaching strategies for different contents and different characteristics of the students in hybrid learning environment. The results indicated that traditional teaching was more suitable for the algebra related topics. Computer supported hybrid teaching was more effective for the graph related topics. Towards different students' characteristics, medium and low performance students benefited more from the computer supported hybrid teaching. The traditional teaching was more suitable for the high performance students. The student-centred hybrid learning requested significant more teaching hours to facilitate effective learning results.

Keywords: math teaching strategy; hybrid learning; cognitive load theory; CLT; teach-centred; student-centred; innovation; blended learning; maths; mathematics education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2013.054239

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2013 Vol.13 No.4, pp.451 - 466

Published online: 31 Jul 2013 *

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