The mathematical imagery trainer: from embodied interaction to conceptual learning

@inproceedings{Howison2011TheMI,
  title={The mathematical imagery trainer: from embodied interaction to conceptual learning},
  author={Mark Howison and Dragan Trninic and Daniel Reinholz and Dor Abrahamson},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2011}
}
We introduce an embodied-interaction instructional design, the Mathematical Imagery Trainer (MIT), for helping young students develop grounded understanding of proportional equivalence (e.g., 2/3 = 4/6). Taking advantage of the low-cost availability of hand-motion tracking provided by the Nintendo Wii remote, the MIT applies cognitive-science findings that mathematical concepts are grounded in mental simulation of dynamic imagery, which is acquired through perceiving, planning, and performing… CONTINUE READING
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