Learning with Web 2.0: Using Wiki Page to Teach Mathematics

ID: 35545 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Rodney Garner, North Carolina Central University, United States
  2. Prince Bull, North Carolina Central Unversity, United States

Thursday, March 8 10:15-10:35 AM Location: George Bonnell View on map

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Abstract: This paper reports on using Wiki outside of a high school mathematics class to enhance mastery of concepts. Students were prepared for using the Wiki by tutorial sessions in the school’s computer lab setting. . The Wiki page was used to supplement mathematics questions posed to students in their homework exercises. Students were able to discuss problems with their teacher and with fellow students. Using the Wiki created conditions to support a collaborative learning experience. With the use of the Wiki students were more productive with the amount of homework that was attempted. Results of a Likert based pre and post survey were administered to each student. Results show students already had a positive understanding of their knowledge of a Wiki Page and many of the students wrote how they knew how to manipulate the Wiki Page and had done so in early grades during their education.

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