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Embodied Design

Distant learning

We all have lived through a quick transition to the distant learning. In this situation, embodied aspects of student-teacher communication that usually ground understanding in a classroom are severely cut. Natural gestures and guidance of students’ attention are hardly available in a speaking-head setup without a whiteboard. Immediate feedback is also lacking, as teachers do not have all the students available for visual examination.

 In teaching from a distance, embodied design could help to preserve learning-with-understanding direction and provide a rare opportunity to keep embodied engagement with mathematics. Immediate feedback to sensory-motor actions support students’ learning process second to second and facilitate conceptual understanding.

Trigonometry learning: From a unit circle to a sine graph.

We offer two versions of e-learning materials prepared in Numworx environment:

  • for students who have a multi-touch technology available (a tablet or a touch screen)
  • for students who have a computer with a mouse available

E-learning materials consist of an introduction with a short test of prior knowledge and four interactive learning sequences.

Multi-touch technology  Mouse-based technology
Introduction: an angle measurement on a circle and sine relations in a right triangle

Dutch version         English version

Introduction: an angle measurement on a circle and sine relations in a right triangle

Dutch version         English version

Part 1. Sine on a unit circle

 

 

 

Dutch version            English version

Part 1. Sine on a unit circle

Dutch version         English version

Part 2. X-coordinate of a sine graph

Dutch version           English version

Part 2. X-coordinate of a sine graph

Dutch version         English version

Part 3. Y-coordinate of a sine graph

Dutch version          English version

Part 3. Y-coordinate of a sine graph

Dutch version          English version

Part 4. Constructing a sine graph

Dutch version          English version

Part 4. Constructing a sine graph

Dutch version          English version

Using e-learning materials

Learning sequences are freely available for the use with your students. They can be used as a homework or as additional exercises. To arrange the logins for your students contact Anna Shvarts at a.y.shvarts@uu.nl

Participate in a study

We invite students to participate in a study that helps us to make learning materials better. For participation, a student need to solve the tasks in four  parts of the e-learning materials,  fill a consent form and pass a half an hour interview with a researcher. As a compensation of their efforts the students receive 10 euros digital gift cards.

Please, ask a student to fill the consent form, then a researcher will contact the student to arrange an interview.