2007．第22卷第2期（Vol. 22 No. 2）．pp. 151177
A Preliminary Study of a Microworld for Learning Probability
Kian-Sam HONG & Ding-Kiew SU
In this study, the researchers developed the Web-based Probability Explorer (WPE), a mathematical microworld and investigated the effectiveness of the microworld's constructivist learning environment in enhancing the learning of probability. The study also looked at students’ satisfaction with the microworld’s features. The quasi-experimental, non-random pre- and post-test static group research was conducted with 52 students from two secondary schools in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The findings showed that students’ learning of probability was enhanced after interacting with the WPE. The students were also satisfied with the features of the WPE.
Keywords: microworld; probability; attitudes toward mathematics; constructivist-learning environment