Incorporating concept-based pedagogy into K-8 online mathematics tutorials
by Xiaohong Wang; Harel Barzilai
International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies (IJTCS), Vol. 4, No. 1, 2013

Abstract: One of the primary goals of contemporary K-8 mathematics education is to have children gain a conceptual understanding of mathematics. Teachers and learners of mathematics need to develop content knowledge that includes meaning and clarifies the why as well as how behind mathematical objects and processes into their knowledge processing. However, a preliminary review suggests that drill-based and calculational activities comprise most of online mathematical tutoring software, and only a small proportion a meaning-based (conceptual) approach. In this project, an online mathematics tutoring application is developed with an emphasis on concept-based tutorials. Furthermore, the online mathematics tutorials also incorporate various strategies for performing mathematical operations, which may help children better learn, understand, and retain arithmetic knowledge and skills.

Online publication date: Sat, 28-Jun-2014

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