MADE Ratio: Affective Multimodal Software for Mathematical Concepts

  • Reza GhasemAghaeiEmail author
  • Ali Arya
  • Robert Biddle
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9753)


This paper addresses the use of multiple sensory modalities and affective strategies in learning mathematics. A case study is presented where these domains are used to design a mathematical ratio system. We adopted a multimodal approach used by other researchers, and applied our proposed design methods to create the MADE Ratio system. We then recruited participants to test the usability of the system. Our findings were that the design methods were effective, but we also gained insight about how they could be improved.


Multimodality Affect Educational software 



We thank the participants in this study, and lab colleagues for comments. We acknowledge a Discovery Grant through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and funding from the Industry Canada GRAND Network of Centres of Excellence.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Carleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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