The present study is aimed at analyzing the process of building and programming robots as a metacognitive tool of mathematics. Quantitative data from a research performed in a sample of students attending an Italian secondary school are described. Results showed that robotics activities may be intended as a new metacognitive environment allowing students to improve their attitude in mathematics, and to increase their attitude to reflect on themselves and on their own learning, and their higher-level control components, such as forecasting, planning, monitoring and evaluation exercises and problems related to implementation.
|Title of host publication||STUDIES IN HEALTH TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATICS|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Name||STUDIES IN HEALTH TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATICS|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biomedical Engineering
- Health Informatics
- Health Information Management
La Barbera, D., & La Paglia, F. (2011). Use of Robotics Kits for the Enhancement of Metacognitive Skills of Mathematics: a Possible Approach. In STUDIES IN HEALTH TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATICS (pp. 26-30). (STUDIES IN HEALTH TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATICS).