Use of Robotics Kits for the Enhancement of Metacognitive Skills of Mathematics: a Possible Approach

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSTUDIES IN HEALTH TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATICS
Pages26-30
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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NameSTUDIES IN HEALTH TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATICS

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    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).