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Higher order thinking through Calculus for Kids

Chin, CKH ORCID: 0000-0002-3070-731X, Fluck, A ORCID: 0000-0003-1301-4615, Chong, CL ORCID: 0000-0002-4994-0015, Penesis, I ORCID: 0000-0003-4570-6034, Ranmuthugala, D ORCID: 0000-0001-8864-2064 and Coleman, B ORCID: 0000-0003-0373-2269 2017 , 'Higher order thinking through Calculus for Kids' , Journal of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria, vol. 4, no. 1 , pp. 26-31 .

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Abstract

The Calculus for Kids project has run over four years infive Australian states with 227 students in 18 schools.Participating students were 10-12 years old andstudied integral calculus using computer algebra software(MAPLE). Their success in a post-test shows levels ofachievement comparable to first year university engineeringstudents. The project demonstrates how purposeful computeruse can engender higher order thinking and providesexemplary evidence for systematic curriculum re-design in anera of ubiquitous information technology. The results in thisreport showed the learning outcomes were independent ofstudent gender but responses to application questions wererelated to school rurality (based on ICSEA value). This makesthe approach more attractive for general adoption andstrengthens the argument for considering paralleldevelopments in other topic areas.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Chin, CKH and Fluck, A and Chong, CL and Penesis, I and Ranmuthugala, D and Coleman, B
Keywords: Calculus, Higher Order Thinking, applications, curriculum transformation
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria
Publisher: Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria
ISSN: 2205-3611
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