Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fifth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Enhancing understanding of analytic geometry by augmented reality
Xenia-Rosemarie Reit

Last modified: 25-06-2019


An augmented reality (AR) system is a technology which combines computer-generated representations or information and reality in real-time. Instead of substituting the real situation, as it is possible with dynamic geometry systems (DGS), AR adds virtual objects or information to reality to make the situation experiential. The project MalAR aims at investigating the impact of an augmented reality (AR) learning environment in the subject area of analytic geometry. The focus of the AR learning environment is an AR-App, which supports learners understanding of mathematics situations usually given through textbook tasks. Mathematics situations are implemented in an AR-App such that the situation gets visually and enactively explorable by changing perspectives using the own body movement. The added value of integrating AR in mathematics classes is worked out and based on different learning theories like embodied cognition. The AR-App and first results of the pilot study will be demonstrated and presented. With the findings and results of the study evidence-based didactical insights in the teaching and learning with AR in mathematics instruction may be identified and needs for future AR-supported learning scenarios can be revealed.

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