Student-generated multimedia presentations: Tools to help build and communicate mathematical understanding

This paper describes computer activities that offer middle school math students opportunities to cooperatively explore problem situations and connect mathematical understandings to each other, to students' experiences, and to other disciplines. Students design computer projects that integrate several medial: text screens, digitized video-taped segments, scanned and digitized documents with accompanying audio narration, and sample computer screens. Project creation and subsequent presentations allow students to demonstrate their understanding of important mathematical ideas and problems, to lead discussions with peers about meaningful problems, and to share their expertise with fellow students. A project about fraction addition illustrates the program and these concepts.

Wilson, M.
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Vol. 18 (2), 145-156.
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