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Computer technology and the teaching of geometry

Computer technology and the teaching of geometry
Computer technology and the teaching of geometry
This chapter deals with the interplay of computer technology and geometry. The sections of the chapter deal with the links between drawings and the theoretical geometrical objects they represent, whether the introduction of dynamic geometry systems promotes the transition from informal proof to formal proof in mathematics or makes it even more difficult for learners, how the computer can help connect school geometry to professional needs, how situations involving graphic representations of 3D objects compare when tackled using different tools, and newly possible applications illustrating how the computer can serve as a catalyst for unprecedented pedagogical activities. Together, the four sections provide a global picture of debates and trends, and a projection on possible perspectives for the teaching of geometry in the 21st century.
mathematics, education, geometry, technology
1387-6872
109-158
Kluwer
Osta, Iman
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Laborde, Colette
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Hoyles, Celia
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Jones, Keith
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Villani, Vinicio

Osta, Iman, Laborde, Colette, Hoyles, Celia, Jones, Keith, Graf, Klaus-Dieter and Hodgson, Bernard (1998) Computer technology and the teaching of geometry. In, Mammana, Carmelo and Villani, Vinicio (eds.) Perspectives on the teaching of geometry for the 21st Century: an ICMI study. (New ICMI Study Series, 5) ICMI Study 9 Conference on Perspectives on the Teaching of Geometry for the 21st Century (27/09/95 - 02/10/95) Dordrecht, NL. Kluwer, pp. 109-158. (doi:10.1007/978-94-011-5226-6_5).

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This chapter deals with the interplay of computer technology and geometry. The sections of the chapter deal with the links between drawings and the theoretical geometrical objects they represent, whether the introduction of dynamic geometry systems promotes the transition from informal proof to formal proof in mathematics or makes it even more difficult for learners, how the computer can help connect school geometry to professional needs, how situations involving graphic representations of 3D objects compare when tackled using different tools, and newly possible applications illustrating how the computer can serve as a catalyst for unprecedented pedagogical activities. Together, the four sections provide a global picture of debates and trends, and a projection on possible perspectives for the teaching of geometry in the 21st century.

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Published date: 31 March 1998
Venue - Dates: ICMI Study 9 Conference on Perspectives on the Teaching of Geometry for the 21st Century, University of Catania, Catania, Italy, 1995-09-27 - 1995-10-02
Keywords: mathematics, education, geometry, technology

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Local EPrints ID: 445770
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/445770
ISSN: 1387-6872
PURE UUID: 04f9ef27-4a3c-467f-b489-0e2febb84775
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3677-8802

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Author: Iman Osta
Author: Colette Laborde
Author: Celia Hoyles
Author: Keith Jones ORCID iD
Author: Klaus-Dieter Graf
Author: Bernard Hodgson
Editor: Carmelo Mammana
Editor: Vinicio Villani

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