n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - VITALmaths

Volume 01, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


VITALmaths is an acronym for "Visual Technology for the Autonomous Learning of Mathematics". The VITALmaths project is an exciting collaboration between the School of Teacher Education, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and the FRF Mathematics Education Chair hosted by Rhodes University, South Africa. The project has three main objectives :To produce a freely accessible databank of short video clips designed specifically for the autonomous learning of Mathematics.To maintain a dedicated website to house the video clips (http://www.ru.ac.za/VITALmaths).To establish a research agenda around their use and efficacy.Each video clip illustrates and develops a specific mathematical concept or idea. The video clips are made using a stop-go animation technique and are silent, short in duration (typically less than 3 minutes), and purposefully make use of natural materials. The videos are available in two file formats : MP4 which is suitable for personal computers, iPods and iPhones; and 3G2 which is suitable for cellular phones. Common design principles of the video clips are that they are self-explanatory, visually and intellectually appealing, aesthetically delightful, and encourage genuine mathematical exploration. A number of screenshots are shown throughout the article to give a taste of some of the content.

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