Book Chapter

Active Use of Digital Technologies in Mathematical Problem Solving

Duncan Symons, Robyn Pierce

Redesigning Higher Education Initiatives for Industry 4.0 | IGI Global | Published : 2019


The need for students to engage in critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity when utilizing digital technologies is well established given the current push to prepare our students for future work expectations, often referred to as Industry 4.0. In this chapter, 54 Grade 5 students participated in online collaborative mathematical problem solving over a period of 9 weeks. Text-based discussion and software derived artefacts were investigated in an effort to understand how this approach aligns with these expectations. An examination of the frequency/density of technical mathematical vocabulary use and identified examples, Talk Types is used as a means to understand how of..

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