Using MyLabsPlus Workspace to Unpack Students’ Mathematical Errors and to Develop Reasoning Skills
Dr. Ruthmae Sears and Caree Pinder of University of South Florida discusses how how MyLabsPlus Workspace provides students with an opportunity to show their work in an online environment.
Dr. Ruthmae Sears, University of South Florida
Ms. Caree Pinder, University of South Florida
MyLabsPlus Workspace provides insights into student’s mathematical thinking and misconceptions. In this session, Ruthmae and Caree will describe how MyLabsPlus Workspace provides students with an opportunity to show their work in an online environment. They will provide an overview of features of MyLabsPlus Workspace and how it is used at the University of South Florida. Then, they will describe common errors students make when communicating mathematics in MyLabsPlus Workspace, including syntax errors, omission of mathematical symbols, and fragile mathematical conceptions. Finally, the speakers will highlight how the data collected during the lessons is used to remediate areas where students struggled.