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A Study on the Effect of Visual Communication Utilizing Smartphones on Basic Mathematics Education at the Tertiary Level

대학기초수학 수업에서 스마트폰을 활용한 시각적 의사소통이 수학교육에 미치는 영향 연구

  • Received : 2016.08.09
  • Accepted : 2016.10.20
  • Published : 2016.10.28

Abstract

This study investigated the effect of visual mathematics education using smartphones and immediate feedback through SNS on students' understanding of basic mathematical concept and academic achievement at the tertiary level. Researchers analyzed the test results of 214 students' mid-term and final examination in 4 classes consisted of 16 weeks' classes with two hours per week. Also their 30 questionnaire survey results were analyzed. The result reveals that classes using smartphones promoted understanding mathematical concepts and induced students' motivation and affirmative reaction. This study implies that an appropriate use of technology will support dynamic visualization of mathematical modeling and its interpretation, which enables students' active participation and deeper understanding.

Keywords

Smartphones;Tertiary education;Mathematics;Visual communication;Technology in education

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