Evaluating the nature and extent of the influence of online virtual
manipulatives on the quality of learning the concept of solving simple linear
equations is of the key focus in the case study. Being a Mathematics teacher at the Correspondence School, it is of my deep interest it is to
identify, characterise, measure and model more precisely the features and
processes through which online virtual manipulative
impacts upon teaching and learning activities. This study will offer an
investigation and evaluation for analysing the effects of online virtual manipulative
which may enhance or ameliorate the positive impact on learning of solving
linear equations. This investigation is applicable to evaluation of traditional
teaching methods and that of using the online virtual manipulative in teaching of
solving linear equations, including assessment of the students learning.

The use of online virtual manipulatives use in evaluating the students
understanding of solving linear equations at classroom level will be illustrated and
analysed in the context of traditional classroom teaching: pen and paper
method.

I believe technology has played a major role in transition of
traditional methods of teaching mathematics to modern classroom teaching. One
of its contributions to this, which is quite significant in our classroom now,
is using online virtual manipulatives to teach maths.Therefore, this study will discuss about the effectiveness of
online virtual manipulatives, its benefits and drawbacks in mathematics education-solving linear equations,
discussing the views of some writers and incorporating my experience as a
mathematics teacher.

Using the online virtual manipulatives is an enhanced approach to teaching
and learning of Mathematics. These online virtual manipulatives allow the learners to interact
on-line, manipulate images and provides opportunities for constructing
mathematical knowledge.

Active involvement enhances students learning. As mathematics is so
abstract, applying this is difficult. One of the ways to bring practical
experience in mathematics education is by the use of online virtual manipulatives
where students are able to move the objects to reinforce the mathematical
concept.

I will use a group of Year 10 students to carry out the case study.

There is an ongoing debate about teaching Mathematics:traditional vs 21st century teaching methods. I hope to get an outcome with evidence that technology is an effective tool to teach Maths-solving linear equations.

Teaching linear equations is an important part of algebra for
secondary students. There are different
ways of teaching for solving linear equations to secondary students. This
concept has to be understood by the students at the beginning of secondary
education as most aspects of mathematics deals with solving equations in order
to solve mathematical problems in years ahead and as well as to equip the students with skills to solve problems outside the classroom.

Hi Saleshni

ReplyDeleteI also have a keen interest in this field. Excellent topic in this modern age learning which explores the different platforms technology has to offer.

All the best for your research. :)