|As belonging to the series COACHKOOB, “Easy Problems for Smart People – Playing math with Kangaroo” is a coaching book. It invites its readers (learners and educators alike) to reconsider perspectives, even to reverse them if need be. Yet, it also offers support so that readers could choose a personal better track to the best mathematical learning journey. Most tasks are challenging and involve the solver into rich authentic mathematical activities. Within each topic and sub-topic, the solver advances gradually from very simple one-step problems into complex tasks.|
This digital product is to be used on the COACHKOOB online platform http://coachkoob.net/en.
Based on complex databases, the COACHKOOB technology provides Smart Mentoring Questions (SMQs) a person can answer. SMQs are items composed of: given data statements; questions; answers/solutions; distracters around the correct answer that are focused on the respondents’ possible mistakes; comments addressed to a potential solver (for each distracter); hints/clues for solving; complete solutions; a set of domain-specific concepts that are required to solve an item; and the recommended solving time. The SMQs are original tools created through a research process in which teams of teachers, psychologists, and researchers have identified typical possible mistakes. When such mistake appears in the solver’s answer, the software provides comments to improve user’s problem-solving capabilities.
The software also provides hints – to get the main idea of a problem when am impasse appeared, the correct answers – for checking, detailed solutions – if needed, and theoretical information for each mathematical concept included in the problems.