Students with math anxiety can struggle to acquire the tools they need for certain types of reasoning and learning. As a result, they are often excluded from many academic fields, especially at the college level. I seek to answer the question “How can math be made less intimidating to these ‘math-anxious’ learners?” This thesis project is designed to present math in a friendly and accessible manner, to help students gain mathematical fluency and confidence. The project consists of a web-based site called LogicTown. This site includes six lessons that explain the foundations of Boolean logic, which is the core of logical thinking, in a fun and disarming way. Most existing math websites are designed to support conventional classroom instruction. LogicTown takes a less institutional and more creative approach, offering a self-directed course of study to learners at the high school senior/college first-year level (or older) who may not even be enrolled in math classes. The goal is to coax discouraged learners back into the world of math, and encourage them to consider academic or professional pursuits that require logical and analytical thinking.
|Advisor:||Wang, Susan, Urbani, Jaci M.|
|Department:||Interdisciplinary Computer Science|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 82/9(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mathematics education, Computer science, Mathematics|
|Keywords:||Accessibility, Boolean logic, E-learning, Math anxiety|
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