Learning geometrical concepts using dynamic geometry software


Jones, K. (2001) Learning geometrical concepts using dynamic geometry software. In, Irwin, K. (ed.) Mathematics Education Research: A catalyst for change. Second Twilight Keynote and Workshop Conference: Mathematics Education Research - A Catalyst for Change Auckland, New Zealand, University of Auckland, 50-58.

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Dynamic geometry software promises direct manipulation of geometrical objects and relations. This paper reports aspects of a research study deigned to examine the impact of using such software on student conceptions. Analysis of the data from the study indicates that, while the use of dynamic geometry software can assist students in making progress towards more mathematical explanation (and thereby provide a foundation on which to build further notions of deductive reasoning in mathematics), the ‘dynamic’ nature of the software influences the form of explanation, especially in the early stages.

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Keywords: tools, technologies, computer, computers, ICT, technology, mathematics, mathematical, didactics, teaching, learning, dynamic geometry, software, DGS, geometry, geometrical
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
ePrint ID: 41222
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:26
Publisher: University of Auckland
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41222

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