Special Issue "New trends in Mathematics Learning"
A special issue of Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019
Prof. Lara Orcos
Department Mathematical Education, International University of La Rioja, Avenida de La Paz 137, 26002 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain
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Interests: new trends in mathematical education; E-Learning; information and communication technologies (ICTs) applied to science learning, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
Throughout history, teaching mathematics has been complicated, since there are many problems that we have to face, such as motivation, conceptual problems, the abstraction of the language used, etc. For that reason, many professors focus their efforts on the improvement of the teaching–learning process. Moreover, with the growth in the number of subjects related to mathematics present in different university and master's degrees, the number of problems that appear in the classroom has also risen.
Thanks to the available technological tools and the Internet, we have a way to offer students a much more dynamic and meaningful learning process than with traditional media. For example, there are massive open online courses (MOOCs) or even apps developed by teachers that make the teaching process continuous.
On the other hand, the model of blended or online learning has been growing in recent times, which gives us another new way to modify teaching techniques, according to societal demands, that advocate for autonomous work—for example, dynamic problems with autocorrection that students can solve in any place with their phones or tablets.
Furthermore, the use of social media and social networks, such as Twitter or even Instagram, has increased in the classroom, since they give another way to improve the acquisition of mathematical competence.
In this Special Issue, we want to give the chance to share several techniques and experiences in mathematics to be shared with and to help other teachers.
The topics of this Special Issue are related to the teaching of mathematics:
- New techniques in teaching applied mathematics using e-Learning or other nonconventional techniques;
- The development and use of MOOCs in mathematics;
- Experience with Apps used in the learning process of mathematics;
- Tools developed for the improvement of the meaningful learning of mathematical concepts.
Prof. Dr. Ángel Alberto Magreñán
Prof. Lara Orcos
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- Mathematics learning
- New teaching techniques
- Online education
- Apps and new tools developed for teaching
- Educational platforms