Applying the Teach-Back Method and Mobile Technology to Support Elementary Students’ Mathematics Problem-Solving Strategies

  • Chiung-ling TungEmail author
  • Chiou-hui Chou
  • Su-jiann Yang
  • Chiu-pin Lin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11984)


A great amount of elementary students encounter failure to solve mathematical problems because they cannot understand the meanings of the problems. As indicated, problem-solving is the core of the mathematics curriculum. Thus, students need to develop reading comprehension ability to solve mathematics problems. The teach-back is a constructive method that can help students present the understanding of a certain topic through dialogues. This study investigated the effects of the teach-back approach, exploring elementary students’ mathematics learning efficacy of problem-solving and attitudes towards an interactive learning platform, HiTeach. The participants in this study were six-graders from a public school in Taiwan. There were twenty-four participants in the experimental group and twenty-four participants in the control group. The results indicated that students in the teach-back approach group performed better than those in the traditional collaborative group. Moreover, the teach-back approach helped students in comprehending the meaning of questions in problem-solving.


The teach-back method Mobile technology Mathematics problem-solving strategiese 


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  • Chiung-ling Tung
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chiou-hui Chou
    • 1
  • Su-jiann Yang
    • 1
  • Chiu-pin Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.National Tsing Hua UniversityHsinchuTaiwan

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