Open learning targets

April 6, 2008 at 7:21 pm Leave a comment

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The PiFactory’s student-friendly math learning targets, from the TARGETmath database, are now online as the project slowly moves towards going open source.

The several hundred learning targets, covering pre-algebra to advanced algebra, can be searched here. Many of the targets are also grouped by learning unit.

All the targets are written in the form I can…

For teachers the targets make up a handy To-Do list of stuff to be covered. For students they summarize what needs to be learned. The order of the targets roughly reflects what a student needs to understand before they can move on to later targets.

In the TARGETmath database the learning targets are at the core of a system that links nearly 2,000 questions + notes, builds assignments and gives descriptive feedback and revision advice to students. TARGETmath can be downloaded for macs.

Mindmaps, or concept maps, for many groups of targets are also available from The Pifactory to complement the targets. There’s a thumbnail of the logarithm mindmap at the top of this page.

It is expected that the textbook notes attached to the targets will be available online soon, followed by linked questions.


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