Prospective teachers' development of meta-cognitive functions in solving mathematical-based programming problems with scratch

Juhaina Awawdeh Shahbari, Wajeeh Daher, Nimer Baya'a, Otman Jaber

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Abstract

Transformations, including symmetry and rotations, are important in solving mathematical problems. Meta-cognitive functions are considered critical in solving mathematical problems. In the current study, we examined prospective teachers' use of meta-cognitive functions while solving mathematical-based programming problems in the Scratch environment. The study was conducted among 18 prospective teachers, who engaged in a sequence of mathematical problems that utilize Scratch. The data sources included video recordings and solution reports while they performed mathematical problems. The findings indicated that the participants developed their meta-cognitive functions as problem solvers related to both mathematics and programming aspects. The findings also indicated that the participants developed regulation meta-cognitive functions more than awareness and evaluation ones in mathematical and programming aspects.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1569
JournalSymmetry
Volume12
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Mathematics
  • Meta-cognitive functions
  • Programming
  • Prospective teachers
  • Scratch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • General Mathematics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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