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Designing Next-Generation Training and Testing Environment for Expression Manipulation

  • Rein Prank
  • Marina Issakova
  • Dmitri Lepp
  • Vahur Vaiksaar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3991)

Abstract

T-algebra is a project for creating an interactive learning environment for basic school algebra. Our main didactical principle has been that all the necessary decisions and calculations at each solution step should be made by the student, and the program should be able to understand the mistakes. This paper describes the design of our Action-Object-Input dialogue and different input modes as an instrument to communicate three natural attributes of the step: choice of conversion rule, operands and result.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rein Prank
    • 1
  • Marina Issakova
    • 1
  • Dmitri Lepp
    • 1
  • Vahur Vaiksaar
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of TartuTartuEstonia

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