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Using E-Exercise Bases in Mathematics: Case Studies at University

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E-Exercise Bases (EEB) are now used in the teaching of mathematics, especially at university. We discuss here the consequences of their use on the students’ activity during computer lab sessions. Results stem from observations of several teaching designs organised in different French universities with three e-exercise bases. The analysis focuses on new tasks and on specific solving strategies, which appear using these resources. Moreover, specific didactic contract clauses are studied.

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Cazes, C., Gueudet, G., Hersant, M. et al. Using E-Exercise Bases in Mathematics: Case Studies at University. Int J Comput Math Learning 11, 327–350 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10758-006-0005-8

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Keywords

  • analysis of tasks
  • didactic analysis
  • didactic contract
  • E-exercise base
  • milieu
  • students’ activity
  • undergraduate mathematics