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Diagrams in students’ proving activity in secondary school geometry

Diagrams in students’ proving activity in secondary school geometry
Diagrams in students’ proving activity in secondary school geometry
In this short paper, our focus is on how secondary school students work with diagrams during proving activity in geometry. Using data from a project investigating the design of dynamic geometry software (DGS) tasks that facilitate students’ proving activity, we found that the students’ discussion settled on various versions of the diagram. Out of six types of diagram that the students found, they concluded that their conjecture was not true for two of the cases. This underlines that the processes involved in using diagrams in mathematics are surprisingly complex, especially the extent to which students are aware of the general result or a specific diagram.
proof, refutation, counterexample, task design, dynamic geometry software, teaching
689-690
DCU Institute of Education and ERME
Jones, Keith
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Komatsu, Kotaro
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Dooley, Thérèse
Gueudet, Ghislaine
Jones, Keith
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Komatsu, Kotaro
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Dooley, Thérèse
Gueudet, Ghislaine

Jones, Keith and Komatsu, Kotaro (2017) Diagrams in students’ proving activity in secondary school geometry. Dooley, Thérèse and Gueudet, Ghislaine (eds.) In Proceedings of the Tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education : (CERME10, February1-5, 2017). DCU Institute of Education and ERME. pp. 689-690 .

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Abstract

In this short paper, our focus is on how secondary school students work with diagrams during proving activity in geometry. Using data from a project investigating the design of dynamic geometry software (DGS) tasks that facilitate students’ proving activity, we found that the students’ discussion settled on various versions of the diagram. Out of six types of diagram that the students found, they concluded that their conjecture was not true for two of the cases. This underlines that the processes involved in using diagrams in mathematics are surprisingly complex, especially the extent to which students are aware of the general result or a specific diagram.

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Accepted/In Press date: 13 March 2017
Published date: 22 December 2017
Additional Information: The copyright page of the full proceedings says "Copyright 2017 left to the authors". As I retain the copyright, I can provide the publication as open access.
Venue - Dates: 10th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10), Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, 2017-02-01 - 2017-02-05
Keywords: proof, refutation, counterexample, task design, dynamic geometry software, teaching

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Local EPrints ID: 419745
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/419745
PURE UUID: 72c232e1-4b3a-4020-8670-5b7e643e2f2c
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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Date deposited: 20 Apr 2018 16:30
Last modified: 21 Nov 2021 11:37

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Author: Keith Jones ORCID iD
Author: Kotaro Komatsu
Editor: Thérèse Dooley
Editor: Ghislaine Gueudet

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