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International Conference on Mathematics/Science Education & Technology (M/SET 2000), San Diego, CA, March 2000.
 

Summary: International Conference on Mathematics/Science Education & Technology (M/SET 2000), San Diego, CA,
March 2000.
Gaining Confidence in Mathematics:
Instructional Technology for Girls
Carole R. Beal
Department of Psychology
Cbeal @psych.umass.edu
Beverly P. Woolf, Joseph Beck, Ivon Arroyo, Klaus Schultz, David M. Hart
Center for Computer-Based Instructional Technology
Computer Science Department
{bev, beck, ivon, schultz, dhart}@cs.umass.edu
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
Abstract: AnimalWatch is a mathematics tutor with enhanced adaptive feedback precisely tailored
to girls' instructional needs. Three evaluation studies with fifth grade students support our
hypothesis that adaptive feedback is beneficial to girls' math confidence. We have also had high
levels of teacher participation including classroom activities, after-school presentations and
summer workshops. This paper describes features of the tutor, evaluation studies, work with
classroom teachers and dissemination activities.
1. Increasing Girls' Self-Confidence in Mathematics

  

Source: Arroyo, Ivon M. - Center for Knowledge Communication, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences