Title: A STUDY OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ GEOMETRIC REASONING USING DIGITAL ORIGAMI SIMULATION TOOL

Issue Number: Vol. 2, No. 1
Year of Publication: Jan - 2016
Page Numbers: 1-8
Authors: Hsi-Hsun Yang, Sheng-Kai Yin
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P001907

Abstract:


The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of applying Digital Origami Simulation System to promote sixth-grade students’ learning of geometric reasoning ability. The participants were 90 students who studied the sixth grade in central Taiwan. This research adopts quasi-experimental design. The participants are divided into two groups: experimental group and control group. The experimental group takes Digital Origami Simulation Tool to support learning, and the control group takes traditional teaching. The instruments included Assessment of Line Symmetrical Graphics and Graphics Reasoning Ability. Data collection required participants to perform a pretest, a post-tests and learning records. The results of the study are presented below. Experimental group students have greater performance on the ability to geometric reasoning than the control group ones. Overall, the effect of Digital Origami Simulation Tool in geometric reasoning helps the students improve their performances.