Document Type: Conference Papers
Year published: 2000
Conference: Science technology education: Enhancing the quality of life through science & technology: Science & Technology Education Conference 2000 proceedings (2000: Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China)
Mathematics is widely perceived as an abstract academic subject to teach or to learn. However, Information Technology can be used as a means to help explain or understand the abstract mathematical ideas in a variety of topics of mathematics. Undoubtedly, it can enhance students' understanding of the concepts concerned and hence improve the quality of teaching and learning. This paper reports the design and implementation of a Chinese-interfaced multimedia courseware for teaching Mensuration, Set Theory, Geometry and Probability in the Hong Kong Institute of Education. This courseware provides an interactive, flexible, user-friendly environment where instructors and pre-service student teachers can use it for teaching or self-learning a variety of topics in the aforementioned areas of mathematics. The difficulties encountered in out design and implementation will be discussed. In addition, the evaluation of evaluation of feedback from student teachers and some expert users on using the trial version of our courseware will be included. We hope our findings will prove useful to other instructors who are interested in developing interactive mathematics courseware in their own institutions.