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Unformatted text preview: An Educational Enquiry into the use of An Educational Enquiry into the use of Concept Mapping and Multimedia to Concept Mapping and Multimedia to Enhance the Understanding of Enhance the Understanding of Mathematics Mathematics By Fionnuala Flanagan ITTE Conference Trinity College July 2002 Piaget Piaget Cognitive theorist. Believed that a child learns by exploring manipulating and examining objects, which leads to understanding and theories B ee, H., 1995. The developing child. Flash 4.0 Flash 4.0 Flash was developed by Macromedia in 1996 Vector graphics editor and animation tool Standard fro creating highimpact vector based web sites Sound Interactivity Graphics Animations Multiple browsers and platforms. Mathematical Concepts Mathematical Concepts Sets Area & Volume Trogonometry Concept Mapping Concept Mapping spatial representations of concepts and their interrelationships that are intended to represent the knowledge structures that humans store in their minds, Jonassen, Beissner, & Yacci, (1993). Concept maps have been described as cognitive tools which facilitate higherorder thinking through deep reflective thinking which must take place for meaningful learning to occur (Norman, 1993). This allows the learner to internalise new knowledge, which will help formulate concepts that the learner can actively use to solve problems. Okebukola et al., (1993) were of the belief that concept mapping and its results are predictive of problem solving performance . Concept Map Concept Map Food Energy Nutrients liquid solid provides can be can be provides Purpose of the Study Purpose of the Study This study set out to investigate the effectiveness of implementing a new methodology involving the introduction multimedia software, flash 4.0 and concept mapping into the classroom environment and to examine their potential for enhancing the understanding of Mathematics for Transition Year students. The focus topic, as decided by the students, was Area & Volume . Objective of the Study Objective of the Study Students confidence Appreciation of Mathematics Enjoyment of Mathematics Understanding of Mathematics Develop problemsolving skills Research Research Junior Certificate Mathematics Syllabus Multimedia as an aid to learning Concept mapping as a learning tool Problemsolving skills in Mathematics Junior Certificate Mathematics Syllabus...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.
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