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On the potential of augmented reality for mathematics teaching with the application cleARmaths

Schutera, S.; Schnierle, M.; Wu, M.; Pertzel, T.; Seybold, J.; Bauer, P.; Teutscher, D.; Raedle, M.; Heß-Mohr, N.; Röck, S.; Krause, M. J.


Learning content in mathematics, such as vector geometry, is still predominantly taught in an abstract manner, as the visualization and interaction of three-dimensional problems are limited with classical forms of teaching such as blackboard lessons or exercise sheets. This research article proposes the use of augmented reality (AR) in mathematics education. The proposed approach aims at easing the learning process related to vector geometry currently taught in senior mathematics classes by using intuitive visualization. The article introduces the concept of AR and presents the didactic foundations and the influence on the learning process based on an extensive literature review. Although studies see great potential in the use of AR for teaching mathematics, the method has so far hardly been used in schools. This can be mainly explained by the technological entry barrier of AR and the lack of simple, robust AR applications, in particular for vector geometry. To fill this gap, the authors developed “cleARmaths”, a developed android application for augmented reality-based teaching in vector geometry that allows widespread use. As a didactical concept, some example exercises sessions with the app are proposed, demonstrating how the app could be used in a mathematics classroom. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000136985
Veröffentlicht am 08.09.2021
DOI: 10.3390/educsci11080368
Zitationen: 5
Zitationen: 7
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Mathematik (MATH)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2227-7102
KITopen-ID: 1000136985
Erschienen in Education Sciences
Verlag MDPI
Band 11
Heft 8
Seiten 368
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