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The Impact of Using Synchronous Collaborative Virtual Tangram in Children's Geometric ARTICLE

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Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Volume 10, Number 2, ISSN 1303-6521

Abstract

This study aimed to develop a collaborative and manipulative virtual Tangram puzzle to facilitate children to learn geometry in the computer-supported collaborative learning environment with Tablet PCs. In promoting peer interactions and stimulating students' higher-order thinking and creativity toward geometric problem-solving, we designed a collaborative Chinese Tangram activity with problem-solving learning strategies. Participants are 25 6th graders of a suburb elementary school of Tai-Chung City. The results suggest that children's competency in rotation and space of shapes had been improved and the scores gap between lower and higher achievers had been narrowed. Such a collaborative Chinese Tangram activity may facilitate peer negotiation, enhance children's belief toward problem solving, and benefit each child to share resources, and a positive interdependent learning context can naturally be developed. (Contains 6 tables and 12 figures.)

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Lin, C.P., Shao, Y.j., Wong, L.H., Li, Y.J. & Niramitranon, J. (2011). The Impact of Using Synchronous Collaborative Virtual Tangram in Children's Geometric. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 10(2), 250-258. Retrieved September 24, 2018 from .

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