MATHPORT - Web Application to Support Enhancement in Elementary Mathematics Pedagogy

Barbara Koroušić Seljak, Gregor Papa, Barbara Japelj Pavešić

Abstract

The paper presents a Web application MatPort that is aimed to support enhancement in elementary mathematics pedagogy. In Slovenia, there is a lack of e-Learning courses on elementary school mathematics that would provide teachers and students with verified mathematics problems in Slovene language. The MatPort offers a databank of verified mathematics problems that may be solved on paper or at a computer, or combined into a paper and pencil form of tests. In this paper, we describe the structure and the functionality of the application, providing an insight into the MatPort decision system that supports automatic search of math problems so that students may reach a certain level of knowledge in a thoughtful way. The decision support system is based upon the genetic algorithm. The application has been evaluated by a group of teachers and students, who have been actively involved into the MatPort development.

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in Harvard Style

Koroušić Seljak B., Papa G. and Japelj Pavešić B. (2009). MATHPORT - Web Application to Support Enhancement in Elementary Mathematics Pedagogy . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 81-88. DOI: 10.5220/0001974000810088


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu09,
author={Barbara Koroušić Seljak and Gregor Papa and Barbara Japelj Pavešić},
title={MATHPORT - Web Application to Support Enhancement in Elementary Mathematics Pedagogy },
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2009},
pages={81-88},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001974000810088},
isbn={978-989-8111-82-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - MATHPORT - Web Application to Support Enhancement in Elementary Mathematics Pedagogy
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - Koroušić Seljak B.
AU - Papa G.
AU - Japelj Pavešić B.
PY - 2009
SP - 81
EP - 88
DO - 10.5220/0001974000810088