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Providing the motivation to prove in a dynamic geometry environment

Mogetta, Catia, Olivero, Federica and Jones, Keith (1999) Providing the motivation to prove in a dynamic geometry environment Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 19, (2), pp. 91-96.

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The use of dynamic geometry software may provide opportunities to improve the teaching and learning of mathematical proof within the context of plane geometry. Yet, it seems, if the approach to proving continues to emphasise a standardised linear deductive presentation, little improvement in student conceptions may result. This paper considers the design of geometrical tasks that could provide the motivation to prove.

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Published date: 1999
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, intuition, geometry, intuitive, drawing, measurement, imagining, manipulating, figures, mathematics, England, geometric, geometrical, deductive reasoning, proof, school, national curriculum, ICT, dynamic geometry, DGS, DGE, Euclid, Euclidean, proving, conjecture, conjecturing
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education


Local EPrints ID: 41297
ISSN: 1463-6840
PURE UUID: b0fa0131-64d8-4b42-aabe-7d82966f7cee
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 16 Aug 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:31

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