Design and implementation of a division tool for elementary math education
Author(s)Simon, Elizabeth M
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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This thesis presents the design, implementation, and testing of a novel division tool for elementary math education. Division is a concept with which many elementary students struggle. The division tool, which is an addition to the pen-based wireless classroom interaction system called Classroom Learning Partner, provides an interactive visual model for the division process. This model leverages students' understanding of the array as a model for multiplication in order to help students develop a strong understanding of division. The tool was tested with students in the Boston area. Observation and feedback, from both students and teachers, indicate that the tool has great potential for improving students' understanding of division.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2014.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 55).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.