__Electronic Proceedings
of the 12 ^{th} Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics__

**Abstract
for 12977**

*Making Mathematics Simple, Attractive, and
Personal*

Authors: Brenda Lee

Affiliations: Wu Feng Institute of Technology

Keywords: K-12 Level, Excel Spreadsheets, Individualized Mathematics

Activity, Learning Mathematics

An instructional activity has been created to help students make

connection of different topics in mathematics. This activity is

based on students’ personal names or other words to arouse students’

interest in learning mathematics. However, since this mathematics

learning is an individualized activity, the assessment of students’

performances seems very difficult. In this paper, we will discuss

how we use the Excel Spreadsheet Models (ESM) for students to pose

questions, discover new mathematics ideas and checking answers. The

teachers can use this ESM to check and/or evaluate students’

individualized mathematics homework or tests. With all the possible

answers collected from the whole class, the students can identify

patterns and define mathematics concepts. Thus the purposes of

learning mathematics are not just graded students, but to offer

opportunities for students to work cooperatively, individually,

creatively, and successively.

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