Study on support of learning from examples in problem posing as a production task

Kazuaki Kojima, Kazuhisa Miwa, Tatsuinori Matsui

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Abstract

Problem posing is identified as an important activity in mathematics education as well as problem solving is. While problem solving is a comprehension task, problem posing is regarded as a production task because it requires diverse thinking and generation of novel ideas in some ways. In problem posing, it is important but difficult for learners to generate diverse problems. In this study, we propose a strategy for learning from examples in problem posing in order to promote diverse problem posing by learners. We introduce an activity of imitation that is widely adopted in domains of creative generation tasks. We also implement a system that supports learning by imitation in a task of posing mathematical word problems. Our system presents a learner with cases of problems and their generation processes, and it then has the learner engage in reproducing cases by following the processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009
Pages75-82
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2009 Nov 302009 Dec 4

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period09/11/3009/12/4

Keywords

  • Imitation
  • Learning from examples
  • Problem posing
  • Production task

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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    Kojima, K., Miwa, K., & Matsui, T. (2009). Study on support of learning from examples in problem posing as a production task. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009 (pp. 75-82). (Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009).