International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME)

ISSN: 2305-3623 (Print), ISSN: 2305-8463 (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJEME Vol.1, No.1, Jul. 2011

Problem Solving, Computer Technology, and Students’ Motivation in Learning Mathematics

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Yixun Shi

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Problem solving;Computer applications;Number games;Mathematics education;Student projects


In recent years, more and more attentions are given to developing problem solving skills and using computer technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics. Case studies, independent projects, and examples of applications of mathematics are used more and more frequently in mathematics classes in order to enhance students’ development in mathematical thinking and problem solving skills. Two examples of such studies are presented in this paper.

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Yixun Shi,"Problem Solving, Computer Technology, and Students’ Motivation in Learning Mathematics", IJEME, vol.1, no.1, pp.1-5, 2011.


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