An Open Learner Model to Help Parents Help their Children
Stella J.H. Lee and Susan Bull
This paper introduces Fraction Helper, a learning environment with an open learner model aimed at helping children to understand their problems with fractions, and helping their parents to help them overcome any misconceptions they hold. Results suggest that the approach of open learner modelling to support parents in helping their children is worth further attention, since both the parents and children found it beneficial. It was also revealed that some parents unknowingly had misconceptions relating to this kind of problem, and so Fraction Helper could be usefully extended to help parents overcome their own misconceptions before they attempt to teach their child their incorrect knowledge.