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A digital, gesture-based approach to learning multiplication

Startdatum: 18.06.2019 - 16:00
Enddatum: 18.06.2019 - 17:30
Adresse: MZH 6210
Organisator/Ansprechpartner: Prof. Jens Rademacher, Prof. Christine Knipping, (0421) 218-63745, (0421) 218-63721
  • Prof. Nathalie Sinclair / Simon Fraser University, Canada

The concept of multiplication represents a significant turning point in
students’ learning—it is their first experience with mathematics that must be
memorised, which can often provoke dislike and even fear. In this talk, I will
present a new approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics that
moves beyond the additive approach of repeated addition and offers an
embodied, gestural and visual way of experiencing multiplication through the
use of a multi-touch technology called TouchTimes. Drawing on theories of
embodied cognition, I will discuss some of the rationale for the design of
TouchTimes. I will also provide initial results of our research with primary
school children as well as practising teachers.
                                                                                   Einladung von Prof. Knipping