Learning geometrical concepts using dynamic geometry software

Jones, Keith (2001) Learning geometrical concepts using dynamic geometry software In Mathematics Education Research: A catalyst for change. University of Auckland., pp. 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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: The pagination of this author's proof copy is exactly as it appears in the published version.
Venue - Dates: Second Twilight Keynote and Workshop Conference: Mathematics Education Research - A Catalyst for Change, New Zealand, 2000-10-06 - 2000-10-06
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Keywords: tools, technologies, computer, computers, ICT, technology, mathematics, mathematical, didactics, teaching, learning, dynamic geometry, software, DGS, geometry, geometrical
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education
ePrint ID: 41222
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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 19:03
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41222

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