Thesis / Dissertation

Using Online Collaborative Learning Spaces in Primary Mathematics Education

D Symons, R Pierce (ed.), M Stephens (ed.)

Published : 2017

Abstract

Research has found that use of digital technologies in Australian primary mathematics classrooms is often superficial and focusses on the lower-order drilling of algorithms and basic facts (Day, 2013). The current Australian Curriculum mandates that technology be utilised to support students to “investigate, create and communicate mathematical ideas and concepts” (ACARA, 2014). The lack of alignment between research-based evidence and these curriculum requirements suggests a disconnect between the intended and expected use of technology within primary mathematics. In this study 54 year 5 students participated in online collaborative mathematical problem solving over a period of 9 weeks. The..

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