Project-oriented Education as a Platform for Transfer of Math KSA

Borislav Lazarov

Abstract

Under consideration is the transfer of math knowledge, skills and attitude (KSA) built in project-oriented education to curriculum problems using mathematical modeling. Two teaching experiments were conducted to study the existence or lack of such kind of transfer. There were two experimental groups of regular 7th grade students. The first experiment (held in December 2013) aimed to clarify how students apply their KSA developed through project-oriented activities in solving standard curriculum problems. The outcomes from this experiment were far from satisfactory – we registered just partial and incomplete (or none) transfer of KSA for the largest proportion of the population. The second experiment (in November 2014) was done in more complex educational environment which included dynamic geometry software. This small change caused an unexpectedly larger positive effect in students’ activeness and acquisition of the topic. The statistics showed that the largest part of the students is trying to apply (more or less successfully) the knowledge in another context. This gives us reason to believe that the project-oriented education is an appropriate platform for decontextualization of math KSA.

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Lazarov B. (2015). Project-oriented Education as a Platform for Transfer of Math KSA . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-108-3, pages 325-330. DOI: 10.5220/0005485403250330


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@conference{csedu15,
author={Borislav Lazarov},
title={Project-oriented Education as a Platform for Transfer of Math KSA},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2015},
pages={325-330},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005485403250330},
isbn={978-989-758-108-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Project-oriented Education as a Platform for Transfer of Math KSA
SN - 978-989-758-108-3
AU - Lazarov B.
PY - 2015
SP - 325
EP - 330
DO - 10.5220/0005485403250330