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Reinforcement of Logical and Mathematical Competences Using a Didactic Aid Based on the Theory of Constructivism

  • Tomasz Kopczyński
  • Anna Gałuszka
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Part of the Critical Studies of Education book series (CSOE, volume 10)

Abstract

The paper presents the results of an experiment conducted among pupils of third grade classes (aged 9–10 years) in ten randomly selected primary schools, the effects of which were evaluated using the K3 logical and mathematical competence test. The aim of the research was to verify the effectiveness of the EduMata didactic aid built around a problem-based approach based on Piaget’s theory of constructivism. The scope studied included mathematical competences in the areas of calculation, geometry and word problems. The research showed that the experimental groups provided with educational support during their lessons showed significantly increased final versus initial results as demonstrated by the K3 mathematical competence test. The control group, on the other hand, did not produce such significant pretest and post-test result difference.

Keywords

Logical and mathematical competences Constructivism K3 logical and mathematical competence test Mathematical education Didactic aid for teaching logic and mathematics Development and cognitive concept 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomasz Kopczyński
    • 1
  • Anna Gałuszka
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Silesia in KatowiceKatowicePoland
  2. 2.University of Bielsko-BialaBielsko-BiałaPoland

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