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E-WayCool: Embedding IXD theory and representation concepts in teaching mathematics

Ahmad, Jasni and Jamaludin, Zulikha (2015) E-WayCool: Embedding IXD theory and representation concepts in teaching mathematics. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10 (2). pp. 579-584. ISSN 1819-6608

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This paper introduces the use of the theory of interaction design (IxD) and the concept of representation in shadow play, known as Wayang Kulit (WK), to teach mathematics.Drawing from the facts that there is deficient in performance of primary school children in mathematics, we proposed the e-WayCool as a means for natural developmental progress in learning the subject. For teachers, e-WayCool provides options for a different version of a digital teaching tool to support teaching mathematical operations, namely addition, subtraction, multiplication and division whereby prealgebraic concept is being introduced via the concept of representation.Ten actors of WK are utilized in delivering the teaching modules of the operations within the range of whole numbers ranging from 1-1000. Each operation is not mutually exclusive, but bound to a specific representation concept and activity scenarios.The results are discussed in terms of the interests and effectiveness of e-WayCool as a complementary digital tool for classroom instruction and, at the same time preserving the WK, one of the Malay endangered cultural heritages.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital wayang kulit, wayang kulit, representation concept, IxD theory
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: School of Multimedia Technology & Communication
Depositing User: Mr. Jasni Ahmad
Date Deposited: 17 May 2015 08:01
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 00:12
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/14188

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