Convergent Cognition: Improving Mathematical Self-Efficacy and Understanding by Teaching Programming
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Wright, G., Rich, P. & Leatham, K. (2009). Convergent Cognition: Improving Mathematical Self-Efficacy and Understanding by Teaching Programming. In I. Gibson et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 3625-3628). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2009
Charleston, SC, USA
March 2, 2009
Ian Gibson, Roberta Weber, Karen McFerrin, Roger Carlsen & Dee Anna Willis
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Mathematics is a core element of a student’s education. The Cold-War era “space race” pushed engineering awareness, mathematical, and scientific ability to the fore of our educational system. And yet, the United States exited the 20th century in a quandary over the status of its educational progress. An international Trends in Mathematics and Science Study in 1995 revealed that the U.S. fell behind its industrialized counterparts in advancing mathematical and scientific skills as students progressed in their educational careers. The purpose of this research is to examine the effect learning computer programming has on junior and high school students’ mathematical ability and self-efficacy. We believe a student’s ability, motivation, and confidence to learn mathematics is enhanced by learning to program.
- The Hamburg Netbook Project and its Evaluation by the University of Hamburg
- Lateral Transfer: Using Programming to Improve Student Mathematical Comprehension and Ability
- The International Handbook Summit Call to Action for Learning with Technology in the 21st Century
- Arthur: Adapting Instruction to Accommodate Learning Style
- Teaching Programming to Junior High and High School Students to Improve Mathematical Ability and Self-Efficacy
- Usage Analysis in Learning Systems
- Instructional Design Considerations for Science E-Learning
- Elementary School Students’ Attitudes toward Applying Wikis or Blogs for Collaborative Note-taking Activities
- SITE Input for Mathematics TPACK Standards
- Implementation to Stimulate Consideration of Optimum Solutions Using Videoconference
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