—New technologies are rapidly changing our
methods of teaching mathematics. Math Communications using
special math keyboard symbols can be easily implemented, and
promote the professional development of participating teachers.
In this paper, a semester-long math virtual class was given at
Alquds Open University (QOU) using a math keyboard symbols.
Every student had a version of math keyboard and access to the
Internet. The main goal was to test if that new technology
provides opportunities to expand and enhance communication
in virtual mathematics classes introduces though blackboard
“elluminate”. The results showed that the math keyboard
supports the goals of mathematics communication, and
contributes to the professional development and best practice of
participating teachers and students.
—Math communication, math keyboard
symbols, math virtual classes.
R. M. Elsheikh Najdi is with the Department of Education, Alquds Open
University, Palestine (e-mail: email@example.com).
S. D. Najdi is with Alquds Open University, Palestine (e-mail:
Cite:R. M. ElSheikh and S. D. Najdi, "Math Keyboard Symbols and Its Effect in Improving Communication in Math Virtual Classes," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 638-642, 2013.