Intriguing QuestionsMathematics eText Research Center (MeTRC)http://metrc.uoregon.edu/index.php/intriguing-questions.feed2017-04-26T09:54:02ZJoomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content ManagementText-to-Speech in Mathematics2013-03-06T18:00:49Z2013-03-06T18:00:49Zhttp://metrc.uoregon.edu/index.php/text-to-speech-in-mathematics.html<p>Text-to-Speech is an important advance in making texts accessible to all students; however, due to the unique language and structure of mathematics, creating a Text-to-Speech program specifically for math presents considerable difficulty. Charts and graphs, in particular, are challenging to describe and read out loud without confusion. Various approaches to communicating mathematics unambiguously have been developed, which is a key step in developing a math TTS program. TTS in math can benefit students with learning difficulties as well as those with visual impairments.</p>
<p>Text-to-Speech is an important advance in making texts accessible to all students; however, due to the unique language and structure of mathematics, creating a Text-to-Speech program specifically for math presents considerable difficulty. Charts and graphs, in particular, are challenging to describe and read out loud without confusion. Various approaches to communicating mathematics unambiguously have been developed, which is a key step in developing a math TTS program. TTS in math can benefit students with learning difficulties as well as those with visual impairments.</p>
What are the issues surrounding the use of word problems in the math curriculum?2012-11-28T20:20:53Z2012-11-28T20:20:53Zhttp://metrc.uoregon.edu/index.php/intriguing-questions/150-what-are-the-issues-surrounding-the-use-of-word-problems-in-the-math-curriculum.html<p>Word problems are consistently used as practice exercises and illustrations throughout math curriculum. Despite this prevalence, many students have difficulty solving word problems, based on the complex and varied nature of these exercises. </p>
<p>Word problems are consistently used as practice exercises and illustrations throughout math curriculum. Despite this prevalence, many students have difficulty solving word problems, based on the complex and varied nature of these exercises. </p>
Writing and discourse in mathematics2012-09-28T19:03:17Z2012-09-28T19:03:17Zhttp://metrc.uoregon.edu/index.php/writing-and-discourse-in-mathematics.html<p>Research suggests that writing as a learning tool in math instruction has great potential in rectifying major issues in math education, such as the emphasis on achievement, passive/disengaged learning, anxiety, and low student self-efficacy. Writing is unique in that student-writers must simultaneously create, structure, and interpret meaning, while also engaging in self-reflection as they re-read their work.</p>
<p>Research suggests that writing as a learning tool in math instruction has great potential in rectifying major issues in math education, such as the emphasis on achievement, passive/disengaged learning, anxiety, and low student self-efficacy. Writing is unique in that student-writers must simultaneously create, structure, and interpret meaning, while also engaging in self-reflection as they re-read their work.</p>
How do mobile environments affect the learning and instruction of mathematics?2012-11-28T20:08:05Z2012-11-28T20:08:05Zhttp://metrc.uoregon.edu/index.php/intriguing-questions/149-using-mobile-environments-to-learn-and-teach-mathematics-.html<p>Mathematics remains a difficult and intimidating subject for many students - a trend that is consistent across age, grade level, nationality, and culture. Mobile technology is emerging as a promising way to re-engage students with math curriculum.</p>
<p>Mathematics remains a difficult and intimidating subject for many students - a trend that is consistent across age, grade level, nationality, and culture. Mobile technology is emerging as a promising way to re-engage students with math curriculum.</p>
How can image descriptions be used to support students with visual impairments?2012-07-11T17:21:13Z2012-07-11T17:21:13Zhttp://metrc.uoregon.edu/index.php/how-can-image-descriptions-be-used-to-support-students-with-visual-impairments.html<p>Research has shown that while providing accessible image descriptions to students with VI greatly improves their success in engaging with graphical data, it will be important to develop and adhere to uniform standards for producing these descriptions.</p>
<p>Research has shown that while providing accessible image descriptions to students with VI greatly improves their success in engaging with graphical data, it will be important to develop and adhere to uniform standards for producing these descriptions.</p>
How can mathematical text be made accessible to students with print disabilities?2012-02-29T21:53:52Z2012-02-29T21:53:52Zhttp://metrc.uoregon.edu/index.php/how-can-mathematical-text-be-made-accessible-to-students-with-print-disabilities.html<p class="p1">Instructors and curriculum developers face a set of unique problems when it comes to teaching math to students with varying print disabilities (e.g. blind, vision impairments, dyslexia, etc.). </p>
<p class="p1">Instructors and curriculum developers face a set of unique problems when it comes to teaching math to students with varying print disabilities (e.g. blind, vision impairments, dyslexia, etc.). </p>
How can the readability of a mathematical text be measured?2012-03-08T19:12:39Z2012-03-08T19:12:39Zhttp://metrc.uoregon.edu/index.php/how-can-the-readability-of-a-mathematical-text-be-measured.htmlMark Horneymhorney@uoregon.edu<p>This article identifies some of the key ideas around the concept of mathematical readability and suggests books, articles, and websites useful in studying these ideas.</p>
<p>This article identifies some of the key ideas around the concept of mathematical readability and suggests books, articles, and websites useful in studying these ideas.</p>
What role does vocabulary play in learning mathematics?2011-10-26T23:44:53Z2011-10-26T23:44:53Zhttp://metrc.uoregon.edu/index.php/what-roles-does-vocabulary-play-in-learning-mathematics.html<p>How can mathematics vocabulary be taught by teachers, and what strategies can students use for learning math vocabulary? Many of the studies we have discovered so far have focused on specific literacy methods teachers can use when teaching math vocabulary, and reinforce the belief that literacy is important when students learn math vocabulary.</p>
<p>How can mathematics vocabulary be taught by teachers, and what strategies can students use for learning math vocabulary? Many of the studies we have discovered so far have focused on specific literacy methods teachers can use when teaching math vocabulary, and reinforce the belief that literacy is important when students learn math vocabulary.</p>
How are textbooks used in teaching and learning mathematics?2011-10-26T23:48:10Z2011-10-26T23:48:10Zhttp://metrc.uoregon.edu/index.php/how-are-textbooks-used-in-teaching-and-learning-mathematics.html<p>How are textbooks used in the teaching and learning mathematics? Our search for resources on this question is in its beginning stages, but thus far we have found articles examining how textbooks are used as teaching or learning resources in the classroom, on whether textbooks can be a effective tool for learning mathematics, and on how textbooks might be misused.</p>
<p>How are textbooks used in the teaching and learning mathematics? Our search for resources on this question is in its beginning stages, but thus far we have found articles examining how textbooks are used as teaching or learning resources in the classroom, on whether textbooks can be a effective tool for learning mathematics, and on how textbooks might be misused.</p>
How does text complexity influence math comprehension and learning outcomes?2011-10-26T23:37:24Z2011-10-26T23:37:24Zhttp://metrc.uoregon.edu/index.php/how-does-text-complexity-influence-math-comprehension-and-learning-outcomes.html<p> In recent years the concept of "readability" as been expanded into the more general notion of "Text Complexity."</p>
<p> In recent years the concept of "readability" as been expanded into the more general notion of "Text Complexity."</p>
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