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Combien? a Software to Teach Students How to Solve Combinatorics Exercises

Abstract : In the Combien? (How Many?) project, we built pedagogical interfaces to help students to learn combinatorics. In this paper, we situate combinatorics teaching in the French curriculum and define a pedagogical objective. Then, we present the solving method on which the interfaces are based. Combinatorics problems are classified according to their solving schemata. Each interface corresponds to a class of problems. It allows the student to build a solution and detects the errors incrementally. Then, we show the pedagogical progression inherent to the use of these interfaces. Finally we describe the experiments in different contexts (learners, teachers).
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Françoise Le Calvez, Hélène Giroire, Jacques Duma, Gérard Tisseau, Marie Urtasun. Combien? a Software to Teach Students How to Solve Combinatorics Exercises. 11th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, 2003, Sydney, Australia. pp.447-453. ⟨hal-00190122⟩



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