BSRLM Geometry Working Group: ways of linking geometry and algebra, the case of Geogebra


Hohenwarter, Markus and Jones, Keith (2007) BSRLM Geometry Working Group: ways of linking geometry and algebra, the case of Geogebra. Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 27, (3), 126-131.

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This paper discusses ways of enhancing the teaching of mathematics through enabling learners to gain stronger links between geometry and algebra. The vehicle for this is consideration of the affordances of GeoGebra, a form of freely-available open-source software that provides a versatile tool for visualising mathematical ideas from elementary through to university level. Following exemplification of teaching ideas using GeoGebra for secondary school mathematics, the paper considers current emphases on geometry and algebra in the school curriculum and the current (and potential) impact of technology (such as GeoGebra). The paper concludes by raising the implications of technological developments such as GeoGebra for the pre-service education and inservice professional development of teachers of mathematics.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Proceedings of the Day Conference held at the University of Northampton in November 2007, edited by D. Küchemann.
ISSNs: 1463-6840 (print)
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Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, geometry, mathematics, geometric, geometrical, deductive reasoning, proof, conjecturing, inductive reasoning, school, understanding, algebra, visual, software, ICT, computer, dynamic geometry, GeoGebra
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Mathematics and Science Education
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Southampton Education School > Mathematics & Science Education
ePrint ID: 50742
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:34
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50742

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