Errors as a Source of Learning in Mathematics

Erica Melis

In: Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA). IADIS International Conference Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) Lisabon 2004.


We analyze some roles of errors as a source of learning in mathematics. In particular, we concentrate on investigating erroneous examples and suggest how to use them in an adaptive learning environment. This analysis informs the knowledge representation, the instructional strategies, the design of learning opportunities in our web-based learning environment ActiveMath.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence