Presentation Title

Using MyLabsPlus Workspace to Unpack Students' Mathematical Thinking

Location

Waldorf

Start

1-16-2018 10:30 AM

End

1-16-2018 11:45 AM

Short Description

We will describe how Pearson’s MyLabsPlus Workspace can be used to unpack students’ thinking and support their learning of mathematics. MyLabsPlus Workspace is an online assessment tool that allows students to demonstrate their mathematical conceptions, and show all steps they used to arrive at the correct solution for tasks posed. Thus, the information garnered from the use of MyLabsPlus Workspace can help instructors better plan to differentiate their instruction, and support students’ learning.

Abstract

Considering that instruction, curriculum, and assessment are interconnected, MyLabsPlus Workspace is an effective tool that bridges these tenets together. MyLabsPlus Workspace is an online assessment tool created by Pearson that contains mathematical tasks. This online assessment tool (MyLabsPlus Workspace) allows students to demonstrate their mathematical conceptions, by showing all steps they used to arrive at the correct solution for tasks posed. Additionally, it ensures the accuracy of students’ mathematical communications while reducing teachers’ assessment responsibilities. Being cognizant that it is a goal of NCTM (2014) to ensure each and every student learns mathematics, unpacking students written and oral communications via formative assessment measures can be valuable to the field. Using MyLabsPlus Workspace to analyze students' responses, teachers can better plan to differentiate instruction that promotes learning. Thus, the information garnered from the use of this online assessment tool can seek to ensure that all students have an opportunity to achieve excellence in mathematics.

This presentation will provide an overview of features of Workspace, and common errors students make when working on the online homework assignments. This presentation seeks to share research findings as well as illustrate a practical tool that can be used for introductory mathematics courses. Thus, the target audience of the presentation is mathematicians and mathematics educators. This presentation readily connects to the conference theme because it seeks to promote the effective learning of mathematics in an online environment.

Format

Concurrent Session

Institutional level targeted

Higher Ed

Moderator

Ruthmae Sears, USF

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Jan 16th, 10:30 AM Jan 16th, 11:45 AM

Using MyLabsPlus Workspace to Unpack Students' Mathematical Thinking

Waldorf

Considering that instruction, curriculum, and assessment are interconnected, MyLabsPlus Workspace is an effective tool that bridges these tenets together. MyLabsPlus Workspace is an online assessment tool created by Pearson that contains mathematical tasks. This online assessment tool (MyLabsPlus Workspace) allows students to demonstrate their mathematical conceptions, by showing all steps they used to arrive at the correct solution for tasks posed. Additionally, it ensures the accuracy of students’ mathematical communications while reducing teachers’ assessment responsibilities. Being cognizant that it is a goal of NCTM (2014) to ensure each and every student learns mathematics, unpacking students written and oral communications via formative assessment measures can be valuable to the field. Using MyLabsPlus Workspace to analyze students' responses, teachers can better plan to differentiate instruction that promotes learning. Thus, the information garnered from the use of this online assessment tool can seek to ensure that all students have an opportunity to achieve excellence in mathematics.

This presentation will provide an overview of features of Workspace, and common errors students make when working on the online homework assignments. This presentation seeks to share research findings as well as illustrate a practical tool that can be used for introductory mathematics courses. Thus, the target audience of the presentation is mathematicians and mathematics educators. This presentation readily connects to the conference theme because it seeks to promote the effective learning of mathematics in an online environment.