Identification and correction of mathematical errors

Submitted by Paula Barros (… on Fri, 02/08/2019 - 12:11

Collaborative learning is an approach that aims to promote teamwork among students, either in solving tasks, problems or creating a project. This type of learning is focused on the collaborative building of knowledge, teamwork, interpersonal communication, conflict management, development of critical thought and social skills, among others. Here, we propose the correction of resolutions of math exercises performed by the student or by other students.

Sequence of activities

Students are presented with solved exercises, by themselves or other colleagues.

Students analyse whether the resolutions presented are correct.

If there are errors, they should identify the errors and correct them.

Students present the results and debate them as a group.

Assessment method
Direct observation
Application Software
Room equipment (e.g. Flip chart, projector or other hardware)

Laal, M. & Ghodsi, S. M. (2012). Benefits of collaborative learning. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 31, 2012, Pages 486-490, ISSN 1877-0428,


Laal, M. & Laal, M. (2012). Collaborative learning: what is it? Journal of Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 31 (2012), pp. 491-495. ISSN 1877-0428,


Srinivas, H. (2011 Oct. 21, last updated). What is Collaborative Learning? The Global Development Research Center, Kobe; Japan. Retrieved 9 April 2019, from:

1 hour - 2 hours
Grade your contribution (I consider this TEL method can be used with TEL tools)