The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Broadening the sense of 'dynamic': an exploratory system to support students' mathematical generalisation

Broadening the sense of 'dynamic': an exploratory system to support students' mathematical generalisation
Broadening the sense of 'dynamic': an exploratory system to support students' mathematical generalisation
In this paper, we seek to broaden the sense in which the word ‘dynamic’ is applied to computational media. Focusing exclusively on the problem of design, the paper describes work in progress, which aims to build a computational system that supports students’ engagement with mathematical generalisation in a collaborative classroom environment by helping them to begin to see its power and to express it for themselves and for others. We present students’ strengths and challenges in appreciating structure and expressing generalities that inform our overall system design. We then describe the main features of the microworld that lies at the core of our system. In conclusion, we point to further steps in the design process to develop a system that is more adaptive to students’ and teachers’ actions and needs.
1863-9690
493-503
Noss, Richard
12ad5fd2-6a17-4827-a2e0-dbf906eb40b7
Hoyles, Celia
9a59c02d-fb32-4ba4-94c9-a8f2162b9113
Mavrikis, Manolis
48f8a3d0-8360-4651-9e4a-431cd8719cb0
Geraniou, Eirini
32bcb3dc-24f8-452c-845b-2b06f2e74d91
Gutierrez-Santos, Sergio
442f4ebf-7d12-4c96-b3cb-b8f2c501f74d
Pearce, Darren
5086bfc1-b327-441e-8dd8-7bd9de6ba326
Noss, Richard
12ad5fd2-6a17-4827-a2e0-dbf906eb40b7
Hoyles, Celia
9a59c02d-fb32-4ba4-94c9-a8f2162b9113
Mavrikis, Manolis
48f8a3d0-8360-4651-9e4a-431cd8719cb0
Geraniou, Eirini
32bcb3dc-24f8-452c-845b-2b06f2e74d91
Gutierrez-Santos, Sergio
442f4ebf-7d12-4c96-b3cb-b8f2c501f74d
Pearce, Darren
5086bfc1-b327-441e-8dd8-7bd9de6ba326

Noss, Richard, Hoyles, Celia, Mavrikis, Manolis, Geraniou, Eirini, Gutierrez-Santos, Sergio and Pearce, Darren (2009) Broadening the sense of 'dynamic': an exploratory system to support students' mathematical generalisation. [in special issue: Transforming Mathematics Education through the Use of Dynamic Mathematics Technologies] ZDM: Mathematics Education, 41 (4), 493-503. (doi:10.1007/s11858-009-0182-8).

Record type: Article

Abstract

In this paper, we seek to broaden the sense in which the word ‘dynamic’ is applied to computational media. Focusing exclusively on the problem of design, the paper describes work in progress, which aims to build a computational system that supports students’ engagement with mathematical generalisation in a collaborative classroom environment by helping them to begin to see its power and to express it for themselves and for others. We present students’ strengths and challenges in appreciating structure and expressing generalities that inform our overall system design. We then describe the main features of the microworld that lies at the core of our system. In conclusion, we point to further steps in the design process to develop a system that is more adaptive to students’ and teachers’ actions and needs.

Full text not available from this repository.

More information

Published date: 2009

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 170735
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/170735
ISSN: 1863-9690
PURE UUID: 4dc636e5-b093-4771-a792-4d2c912124e1

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 11 Jan 2011 10:19
Last modified: 16 Jul 2019 23:48

Export record

Altmetrics

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×