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Exploring Ubiquitous Geometry Learning in Real Situation

  • Wu-Yuin HwangEmail author
  • Ankhtuya Ochirbat
  • Li-Kai Lin
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Abstract

Geometry ability is perceived as important abilities that human should learn. However, the current geometry teaching at elementary schools mostly focuses on calculating the process with the traditional approaches such as papers, pencils, and rulers but rarely connects geometry learning to real-life environment. This made the subject in boredom and decreased motivation. So we developed the UG (ubiquitous geometry) system to support ubiquitous geometry learning in the real situation. This study explored whether the ubiquitous geometry learning in real situation, especially the behaviors that the learners used the UG system to measure real objects in daily life, is able to improve the learners’ learning motivation and geometry ability. The results of questionnaire survey and interviews showed the participants had high learning motivation and intention to use the UG system. Furthermore, it was found that the geometry learning performance of the experimental group is significantly higher after the treatment. Hence, our UG system and learning activities in real situations can have good effects on geometry learning and provide a good learning approach to enrich the geometry learning of the elementary schools.

Keywords

Ubiquitous geometry Ubiquitous learning Estimation Geometry software 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Network Learning TechnologyNational Central UniversityTaoyuan CityTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringNational Central UniversityTaoyuan CityTaiwan
  3. 3.National Central UniversityTaoyuan CityTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of Information and Computer SciencesSchool of Engineering and Applied SciencesUlaanbaatar CityMongolia

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