MathSketch: Designing a Dynamic Whiteboard for Instructional Contexts
Christian Grossauer, Florian Perteneder, Michael Haller, Jagoda Walny, John Brosz, Anthony Tang, and Sheelagh Carpendale. (2012). MathSketch: Designing a Dynamic Whiteboard for Instructional Contexts. In EIST 2012: Educational Interfaces, Software and Technology - Workshop at CHI 2012.
Traditional whiteboards are a common medium for mathematics education, and are particularly suited to the high school and college level where conceptual understanding of the subject matter is emphasized above procedural understanding. Although considerable work has been done to apply sketch-based interaction to mathematics learning, very few have addressed this from the perspective of teaching mathematics in a conventional classroom environment. We provide a set of design considerations for dynamic whiteboards in instructional contexts and present an embodiment of these considerations in our prototype, MathSketch.
Electronic whiteboards, mathematics, education, sketching, representation