Structure Editing of Handwritten Mathematics: Improving the Computer Support for the Calculational Method

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/604208
Title:
Structure Editing of Handwritten Mathematics: Improving the Computer Support for the Calculational Method
Authors:
Mendes, A. (Alexandra); Backhouse, R. (Roland); Ferreira, J. F. (João)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Digital Futures Institute
Citation:
Mendes, A., Backhouse, R., Ferreira, J. F. (2014) 'Structure Editing of Handwritten Mathematics: Improving the Computer Support for the Calculational Method' Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS ’14); November 16–19, 2014, Dresden, Germany, 139-148.
Publisher:
ACM
Conference:
Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS ’14). November 16–19, 2014, Dresden, Germany, 139-148.
Issue Date:
Nov-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/604208
DOI:
10.1145/2669485.2669495
Additional Links:
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2669485.2669495
Abstract:
We present a structure editor that aims to facilitate the presentation and manipulation of handwritten mathematical expressions. The editor is oriented to the calculational mathematics involved in algorithmic problem solving and it provides features that allow reliable structure manipulation of mathematical formulae, as well as flexible and interactive presentations. We describe some of its most important features, including the use of gestures to manipulate algebraic formulae, the structured selection of expressions, definition and redefinition of operators in runtime, gesture’s editor, and handwritten templates. The editor is made available in the form of a C# class library which can be easily used to extend existing tools. For example, we have extended Classroom Presenter, a tool for ink-based teaching presentations and classroom interaction. We have tested and evaluated the editor with target users. The results obtained seem to indicate that the software is usable, suitable for its purpose and a valuable contribution to teaching and learning algorithmic problem solving.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Keywords:
handwritten mathematics; structure editor; Tablet PCs; computer science education; mathematics education; calculational method; C# class library; gestures
ISBN:
9781450325875
Rights:
Author can archive post-print. For full details see http://authors.acm.org/main.html [Accessed: 01/04/2016]

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMendes, A. (Alexandra)en
dc.contributor.authorBackhouse, R. (Roland)en
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, J. F. (João)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-01T10:55:22Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-01T10:55:22Zen
dc.date.issued2014-11en
dc.identifier.isbn9781450325875en
dc.identifier.doi10.1145/2669485.2669495en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/604208en
dc.description.abstractWe present a structure editor that aims to facilitate the presentation and manipulation of handwritten mathematical expressions. The editor is oriented to the calculational mathematics involved in algorithmic problem solving and it provides features that allow reliable structure manipulation of mathematical formulae, as well as flexible and interactive presentations. We describe some of its most important features, including the use of gestures to manipulate algebraic formulae, the structured selection of expressions, definition and redefinition of operators in runtime, gesture’s editor, and handwritten templates. The editor is made available in the form of a C# class library which can be easily used to extend existing tools. For example, we have extended Classroom Presenter, a tool for ink-based teaching presentations and classroom interaction. We have tested and evaluated the editor with target users. The results obtained seem to indicate that the software is usable, suitable for its purpose and a valuable contribution to teaching and learning algorithmic problem solving.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherACMen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2669485.2669495en
dc.rightsAuthor can archive post-print. For full details see http://authors.acm.org/main.html [Accessed: 01/04/2016]en
dc.subjecthandwritten mathematicsen
dc.subjectstructure editoren
dc.subjectTablet PCsen
dc.subjectcomputer science educationen
dc.subjectmathematics educationen
dc.subjectcalculational methoden
dc.subjectC# class libraryen
dc.subjectgesturesen
dc.titleStructure Editing of Handwritten Mathematics: Improving the Computer Support for the Calculational Methoden
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Digital Futures Instituteen
dc.identifier.conferenceProceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS ’14). November 16–19, 2014, Dresden, Germany, 139-148.en
or.citation.harvardMendes, A., Backhouse, R., Ferreira, J. F. (2014) 'Structure Editing of Handwritten Mathematics: Improving the Computer Support for the Calculational Method' Ninth ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS ’14); November 16–19, 2014, Dresden, Germany, 139-148.en
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.embargoNoneen
dc.date.accepted2014-08-23en
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