Scientists are developing a new type of thinking cap Today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation (NSF) describes a project led by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute that will ultimately improve how math lessons are designed
While working with an online math tutoring program, students will wear special caps so their brain activity can be monitored.
The researchers will track brain activity associated with a student’s pause to evaluate whether it is the result of frustration or a wandering mind. As seen above Scientists are developing a new type of thinking cap which will help improve the deisgn of math and how it is taught. The brain activity will be shown and monitored to see the progress of this way of learning.
With a better understanding of how math is learned, student lessons can be improved to fit the needs of individual learners. Scientists develop models based on information they collect both from their initial ideas or things they have learned previously, investigations, and in connection to ideas they gather from background research of the literature.
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Video Credit: NSF/Worcester Polytechnic Institute