IJIMT 2013 Vol.4(3): 361-365 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2013.V4.422

Applying Social Networking and Math Trails to Third Grade Mathematic Class

Hsu-Wan Chen
Abstract— Since the emergence of social networkings and their characteristic of user-generated contents, they are being widely used among the young generation. In addition to the original purpose of networking and friending, social networking can be taken advantage and be implemented in educational settings. On the other hand, for decades, mathematical trails have been implemented among schools because students can be taken out of classrooms and link mathematical to their daily lives. Therefore, they go well beyond knowing only textbooks and enjoy the learning-byplaying process. These activities focus on stimulating students’ learning motivation. In this article, it mainly aims at sharing and communication which fosters students’ attitude towards collaborative learning in mathematical education. Thus, it will help students learn better. Along with social networking, students could interact with each other or with instructors in both asynchronized and synchronized way. Moreover, to diagnose students’ misconcepts and enhance their concepts, formative assessment is used as an instrument. As this article is some inspiration of the author, there is no empirical data. However, it is expected that the combination of social networking and mathematical trail would be helpful for students’ mathematical learning.

Index Terms—Formative assessment, mathematical education, math trail, social networking.

Hsu-Wan Chen is with the National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan (e-mail: chenshuwan@gmail.com).

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Cite: Hsu-Wan Chen, " Applying Social Networking and Math Trails to Third Grade Mathematic Class," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 361-365, 2013.

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