Artificial intelligence in mathematics education: The good, the bad, and the ugly
Oluwaseyi A. G. Opesemowo 1 * , Mdutshekelwa Ndlovu 2
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1 University of Johannesburg, South Africa
2 University of Johannesburg, South Africa
* Corresponding Author


Integrating Artificial Intelligence [AI] into mathematics education offers promising advancements and potential pitfalls. Striking a balance between AI-driven developments and preserving core pedagogical principles is critical in the teaching and learning environment. AI has emerged as a transformative force in various fields, including education. In the realm of mathematics education, AI technologies offer a spectrum of potential benefits (including personalize instruction, adaptive assessment, interactive learning environments, and real-time feedback, among others) and challenges (such as lack of creativity and problem-solving skills, inability to explain reasoning, bias in data and algorithms, absence of emotional intelligence and data privacy and security concern etc). This conceptual study used autoethnography as the methodology and qualitative content approach to analyze data. The study discussed historical background of AI and considered ethical issues around AI. It was concluded that the journey to harness the full potential of AI in mathematics education requires careful navigation of the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects inherent in this technological evolution.



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