Since most of my friends gave different examples of drills, tutorials and simulations, I want to find a different example. This website includes math quizes and activities for all levels. It looks like simple when you first visit the website however when I investigate the tests I noticed that general concept of the website is appropriate what we expect from the one of the type of CAI, tests. If you look, you can see a bar at the right side of the page that includes your score and also the time that you spend for the test. As a result teachers can use this page for the evaluation of students at the end of a lesson, actually if they have enough opportunity.
Beisde of these, this website would be more qualified if it is supported with the some extra activities. The content might be more rich and include other kinds of things like lectures, games,etc. I think the only aim of this website is providing a testing environment about the math subjects. On the other hand, simple layout and content of the site can be beneficial than we expect because the website which includes so many thing can disrupt students attention and can be hard to control for teacher to achieve their special aims.
Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 3:54 pm Post subject: example of CAI
The URL of the website that I found is http://www.aplusmath.com/games/.
This website includes many math activities such as flashcards, games. It also includes worksheets about math. The games are classified as matho, hidden picture, concentration and planet blaster. In the matho part, students’ math problem skiils can be measured. This is a basic algebraic math application and if students give wrong answer, the computer gives an alert about the right answer. In the hiden picture part, students try to find the hidden picture through finding the results of the exercises. I think that hidden picture can motivate the students in order to solve them.
Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 7:56 am Post subject: TANGRAM GAME (evaluation)
I want to give an example of a game which is famous “tangram game”. Here is the link of it: http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_290_g_3_t_3.html?open=activities.
It can be used for teaching geometry or some mathematical topics. I think teachers can begin to teach geometric shapes by allowing the students to play this game. It can be an effective tool to increase their abstract thinking. It is also funny. Instructional games can be a good way to increase students’ motivation also. The game can be used while teaching fractions also, because students try to construct a big shape from little shapes. I think this game is an effective game. Students can choose the colors or take some hints when they have difficulty.
When such game is followed by a good instruction, it would be a good learning for students
Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 10:47 am Post subject: TUTORIALS
The site contains all topic of college mathematic curriculum. The site is very well designed so anybody can find desired topics easily.
The tutorials are start with a lists of objectives which are accomplished by students at the end of tutorials. Every tutorial starts with a mini lecture period-introduction and definition part- and this part provides students with knowledge about the learning task. On the same page, the site contains many solved questions. The solution of questions contain many explanation to make solution very clear. At the end of each page, there are unsolved exercise questions to self evoluation.
The site categorize topics according to college curriculum. At the end of nearly 10 topics, the site provide a practice test composed from multiple choice questions. This tests are look like a real mathematic tests and answer keys are available for each test.
I will definitely use this site in my mathematic lessons. The most important reason to do this is that, the site behave like students do not know anything about a learning task. The tutorials begin with the definitions and introduction parts giving necessary knowledge about the topic. Solving question is the harderst part of the learning for students but the site provides many solved questions. What is more, it also provides unsolved questions for each topic and practice tests containg many different questions from different topics.
Whenever I choose a topic, links are opened. I looked at several examples of these interactive teaching examples. Almost all of these activities are planned to teach things in enjoyable manner; I think they are planned as games as the type of CAI.
The effectiveness of these types of activities is sky-high. This is because we, humans, like different kind of things. For example if a teacher always explains topics, then makes students write, and then gives homework and so on, there is nothing new, nothing amazing. But if there are innovative differences, then students will like it and give their attention to the activities; and learn things easily and readily through these activities.
Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 11:54 am Post subject: Example of CAI ( ANALYSIS )
This is an example of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division games. I think that these games can be used for practicing addition, subtraction etc.
Generally, students like to play space games and to fire. In these games, we have a gun and computer asks addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions. Then if we give correct answers to these questions, we win the games. I think that these games may be very effective for students to make practice, while they are enjoying. Because students already play these games, but thanks this way, they can make mathematical practices while enjoying.
This is a simple basic tutorial.The level is really low.We may apply it inthe first grade or prep schoolThe type is TUtorial.Because it is so simple and Don't requires complex thinking skills.The tutorial is not so effective but it still can be used in the lower level classes
This web page is prepared by Department of Mathematics of Missouri University - Columbia. The author of page is Professor Elias Saab and tested by Professor Paulette Saab and Daniel E. Saab. It was last modified 3 September 2006 and it is target students are college students.
This web page includes many subjects of university math courses that distinguish level of the students. That is to say, students are able to choose tests according to their level or students are able to recognize their mathematics skills. The program is assessing the results instantaneously and giving feedbacks. Students are able to choose the test type (single answer or multiple choice) and the number of questions.
If I were a university teacher or teacher working with higher level students, I would like to use this program at my lectures. In addition, I may use this program to choose my tutoring groups.
Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 1:58 pm Post subject: The importance of Simulations(evaluation)
this URL is an example of the simulations on the subject matter area of both science and mathematics. In this web site there are all of the topics taught by the help of simulations. I offer my students that web site in order to obtain lots of data in the visual way. If we consider that the students are afraid of thick books(!), this web site can be a good trick (!) for our students to be in engaged with Mathematics and Science.
In my opinion, simulation is a beneficial way for a child to enjoy studying mathematics. Because at that ages the youngs always prefer to watch rather than writing or reading.
Posted: Sat May 19, 2007 8:42 pm Post subject: example of CAI
---------Analysis and Knowledge-------
As we mentioned in the class, CAI can be defined as the use of a computer to provide tests and to facilitate or to present of instruction in the form of drill and practice, tutorials, simulations and instructional games. We can give this site as an example for drill and practise:
I believe that these drills and practise promotes the acquisition of knowledge or skill through repetitive practice also drill and practise activities help learners master materials at their own pace. The activities require students to recall, comprehend or apply given rules or principles. This type of learning is generally very effective, although the cognitive challenge for students is rather low. I think this may be helpful in teaching math and be enjoyable for students so in my opinion it will be easier to take attention in class.
Drill is one of types of CAI which includes selection of the item, and judgment and feedback is related to the item and its related behavior.in this sense it differs from tutorials. In web site which I find, math problems are organized into 86 levels (and increasing), ranging from simple ordering of numbers to addition and subtraction, multiplication, division (simple as well as long), fractions, time , algebra , geometry , etc. Start with a level suitable for you and practice your way up.
Computer based drills can give students opportunity to improve use o graphics which help the student progress, and create variety. And also this increases the effectiveness of drills. The program gives the teacher chance to make practicing more by collecting wrong answers quickly. Moreover, it important results for the student, the teacher about the student performance and item quality.
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