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Department of Computing and Information Systems Umm Al Qura University, Canada
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IJCTE 2014 Vol.6(4): 292-296 ISSN: 1793-8201
DOI: 10.7763/IJCTE.2014.V6.877

Development of Ill-Structured Problems for Elementary Learners to Learn by Computer-Based Modeling Tools

Ji Na Byun, Dai Young Kwon, and Won Gyu Lee
Abstract—Modeling is used as a learning method because learners can experience a conceptual change. These days, computers are used in modeling activity to perform the modeling process effectively and efficiently in classroom. Therefore, this study developed contents for mathematical modeling class using Spreadsheet and GSP, computer-based modeling tools instructors can easily experience. After development, we applied the contents to actual classwork, and measured the changes in students’ attitudes toward mathematics and technology before and after the classwork. As a result of the application of the program, this work brought about the educational effects as follows: First, computer-based modeling activity increased one’s self-esteem in using technology. Secondly, experiencing mathematical modeling with computers was instrumental in learning mathematics. Thirdly, computer modeling activity positively increased students’ attitudes toward mathematics and technology.

Index Terms—Computer modeling tools, ill-structured problem, spreadsheet, GSP.

The authors are with the Department of Computer Science Education, Korea University, Seoul 136-701, Korea (e-mail: {jina.byun, daiyoung.kwon, lee}@inc.korea.ac.kr).

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Cite:Ji Na Byun, Dai Young Kwon, and Won Gyu Lee, "Development of Ill-Structured Problems for Elementary Learners to Learn by Computer-Based Modeling Tools," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 292-296, 2014.

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