Developing an active learning environment for the learning of stereometry


Christou, C., Pittalis, M., Mousoulides, N., Pitta, D., Jones, K., Sendova, E. and Boytchev, P. (2007) Developing an active learning environment for the learning of stereometry. In, 8th International Conference on Technology and Mathematics Teaching (ICTMT8), Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, 01 - 04 Jul 2007. 5pp.

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This paper reports on the design of a dynamic environment for the learning of stereometry (DALEST) and the teaching of spatial geometry and visual thinking. The development of the software was in the framework of DALEST project which aimed at developing a dynamic three-dimensional geometry microworld that enables students to construct, observe and manipulate geometrical figures in space, and to focus on modelling geometric situations. The environment will also, support teachers in helping their students to construct a suitable understanding of stereometry. During the developmental process of software applications the key elements of spatial ability and visualization were carefully taken into consideration with emphasis on enhancing dynamic visualization as an act of construction of transformations between external media and student’s mind.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBNs: 0862925592 (hardback)
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Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, stereometry, 3D, three, dimensions, dimensional, visualization, visualisation, dynamic, representations, modelling, semiotics, software, computers, ICT, 3DMath
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Mathematics and Science Education
ePrint ID: 47577
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:31
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47577

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