Blended Project-Based Learning with Use of eMath Tools
Abstract: This paper presents the first two phases of design-based research approach adopted for the proposed study on a blended project-based learning environment with the use of Web 2.0 and dynamic mathematics software. The software is used as tools to stimulate independent learning and enhance the level of student engagement in the learning of mathematics in relation to their daily applications. The proposed study aims to address the problem that most students adopt an “achieving or strategic approach” in their mathematics learning, in which the motivation is solely to obtain good grades. This paper concludes with a proposed solution and intervention that uses technologies to enable students to achieve deep learning in mathematics so that they are more adept in making connections, relating ideas to prior knowledge and transferring concepts learnt to solving problems in real-world context.