Learning elementary number theory with the World Wide Web: Design and implementation of a homepage on the Internet

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Abstract

The use of the Internet for teaching and learning purposes has received a lot of attention over recent years. With the popularity and growth of the World Wide Web (WWW) for delivering courseware, many Multimedia Self-Learning resources have begun to appear. This paper reports the work-in-progress of the design and implementation of a Self-Learning and Chinese-Interface Homepage on “Elementary Number Theory” in the Hong Kong Institute of Education. It aims at providing the first experience for the pre-service teachers in our Two/Three Year Full-time Certificate of Education (Primary) Program to the understanding of basic number theory through self-learning on the internet. The topics chosen include: 1. Divisibility 2. Division Algorithm 3. GCD and LCM 4. Euclidean Algorithm 5. Prime Numbers and Composite Numbers 6. The Distribution of Primes 7. Congruences 8. Famous Problems in Number Theory The paper also describes the test used in our courseware to evaluate the effect of using multimedia as a teaching aid both quantitatively and qualitatively. The feedback from the students will be of vital importance to modify the presentation as well as to see the long term and short term benefits and limitations of such mode of learning. Copyright © 1999 City University of Hong Kong Press.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Practice in Multimedia Education
EditorsRobin BRADBEER
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherCity University of Hong Kong Press
Pages133-139
ISBN (Print)962937045X
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Citation

Man, Y.-K., Ng, Y.-K., & Leung, K.-S. (1999). Learning elementary number theory with the World Wide Web: Design and implementation of a homepage on the Internet. In R. Bradbeer (Ed.), Current Practice in Multimedia Education (pp. 133-139). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.