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E-contests in Mathematics: Technological Challenges versus Technological Innovations
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## Zekeriya Karadag, Douglas McDougall, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of University of Toronto, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

## Abstract

This study introduces the idea of e-contests for mathematics. The idea is based on screen-casting students’ problem-solving processes in a computer environment and assessing their solution processes of doing mathematics including the final product of their work. This process-oriented assessment may promote the integration of cognitive tools in technology and introduce open-ended problems and problem posing into the math contests. The ability to assess student solutions electronically may promote students’ interests towards mathematics and advance students’ cognitive abilities. In addition, performing e-contests in online environments can allow more students to access and benefit from math contests.

## Citation

Karadag, Z. & McDougall, D. (2008). E-contests in Mathematics: Technological Challenges versus Technological Innovations. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 6331-6336). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 10, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/29260/.

© 2008 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

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