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Students' Interest for and Work with Applet-Enhanced Word Problems

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Visit this site: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1149253

Author:Renninger, Sinclair, Hand, Stohl, Alejandre, and Underwood
Description: Article from the International Conference on Learning Sciences archive, Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Learning sciences. Abstract: Study of student interest for and work with interactive nonroutine mathematics problems (ESCOT Problems of the Week (EPoWs); mathforum.org/escotpow/) posted on The Math Forum site was undertaken to address two questions: (1) What is the contribution of applet-enhancements to students' interest for and work with nonroutine challenge problems? And, (2) what are the effects of story context and other person scaffolding on student interest for and work with interactive online problems?

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Word Problems, Articles, Web Interactive/Java
Math Ed Topics: Technology in Math Ed, Math Ed Research/Reform

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