ChatGPT: A revolutionary tool for teaching and learning mathematics

Yousef Wardat, Mohammad A. Tashtoush, Rommel AlAli, Adeeb M. Jarrah

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Abstract

This study aims to examine the perspectives of various stakeholders, such as students and educators, on the use of artificial intelligence in teaching mathematics, specifically after the launch of ChatGPT. The study adopts a qualitative case study approach consisting of two stages: content analysis of interviews and investigation of user experience. The first stage of the study shows that ChatGPT is recognized for its improved math capabilities and ability to increase educational success by providing users with basic knowledge of mathematics and various topics. ChatGPT can offer comprehensive instruction and assistance in the study of geometry, and the public discourse on social media is generally positive, with enthusiasm for the use of ChatGPT in teaching mathematics and educational settings. However, there are also voices that approach using ChatGPT in educational settings with caution. In the second stage of the study, the investigation of user experiences through three educational scenarios revealed various issues. ChatGPT lacks a deep understanding of geometry and cannot effectively correct misconceptions. The accuracy and effectiveness of ChatGPT solutions may depend on the complexity of the equation, input data, and the instructions given to ChatGPT. ChatGPT is expected to become more efficient in resolving increasingly complex mathematical problems. The results of this investigation propose a number of avenues for research that ought to be explored in order to guarantee the secure and conscientious integration of chatbots, especially ChatGPT, into mathematics education and learning.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberem2286
JournalEurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Volume19
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ChatGPT
  • artificial intelligence
  • chatbots
  • mathematics
  • natural language processing
  • text generation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Applied Mathematics

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