Ways of linking geometry and algebra, the case of Geogebra

Hohenwarter, Markus and Jones, Keith BSRLM Geometry Working Group (2007) Ways of linking geometry and algebra, the case of Geogebra Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 27, (3), pp. 126-131.


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This paper discusses ways of enhancing the teaching of mathematics through enabling learners to gain stronger links between geometry and algebra. The vehicle for this is consideration of the affordances of GeoGebra, a form of freely-available open-source software that provides a versatile tool for visualising mathematical ideas from elementary through to university level. Following exemplification of teaching ideas using GeoGebra for secondary school mathematics, the paper considers current emphases on geometry and algebra in the school curriculum and the current (and potential) impact of technology (such as GeoGebra). The paper concludes by raising the implications of technological developments such as GeoGebra for the pre-service education and inservice professional development of teachers of mathematics.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1463-6840 (print)
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Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, geometry, mathematics, geometric, geometrical, deductive reasoning, proof, conjecturing, inductive reasoning, school, understanding, algebra, visual, software, ICT, computer, dynamic geometry, GeoGebra

Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education
ePrint ID: 50742
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November 2007Published
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 18:08
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50742

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