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International Journal of Information Technology & Computer Science ( IJITCS )

Abstract :

220 students of lower secondary education participated in a research aiming to explore their attitudes related to the utilization of microexperiments via information and communication technologies (ICT) in the classroom. Using a modified scale based on the scale of Pierce et al. (2007) data collected relevant to the students’ confidence in mathematics, confidence with technology, attitude to learning mathematics with technology, and the way of students’ engagement when using microexperiments and ICT. Data analysis shows that the 56% of the students believes that they benefit from the use of microexperiments in the context of the school classroom. Those students expressed that microexperiments helped them in understanding and learning mathematics as well as in exploration of mathematical ideas. It is shown, finally, that the utilization of the microexperiments contributes in developing a group-collaborating climate in the classroom.

Keywords :

: education, mathematics, microexperiments, group collaboration

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