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BSRLM geometry working group: establishing a professional development network to support teachers using dynamic mathematics software GeoGebra

Jones, Keith, Lavicza, Zsolt, Hohenwarter, Markus, Lu, Allison, Dawes, Mark, Parish, Alison and Borcherds, Michael (2009) BSRLM geometry working group: establishing a professional development network to support teachers using dynamic mathematics software GeoGebra Proceedings of the British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics, 29, (1), pp. 97-102.

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The embedding of technology into mathematics teaching is known to be a complex process. GeoGebra, an open-source dynamic mathematics software that incorporates geometry and algebra into a single package, is proving popular with teachers - yet solely having access to such technology can be insufficient for the successful integration of technology into teaching. This paper reports on aspects of an NCETM-funded project that involved nine experienced teachers collaborating in developing ways of providing professional development and support for other teachers across England in the use of GeoGebra in teaching mathematics. The participating teachers tried various approaches to better integrate the use of GeoGebra into the mathematics curriculum (especially in geometry) and they designed and led professional development workshops for other teachers. As a result, the project initiated a core group which has started to be a source of support and professional development for other teachers of mathematics in the use of GeoGebra.

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Published date: February 2009
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teaching, learning, geometry, mathematics, england, geometric, geometrical, deductive reasoning, proof, proving, school, national curriculum, euclid, euclidean, classroom, deduction, geogebra, ict, dgs, dge, dynamic geometry, professional development, cpd
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education


Local EPrints ID: 66395
ISSN: 1463-6840
PURE UUID: b4d799cf-934b-456d-a28b-caeca1b14525
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 11 Jun 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:25

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Author: Keith Jones ORCID iD
Author: Zsolt Lavicza
Author: Markus Hohenwarter
Author: Allison Lu
Author: Mark Dawes
Author: Alison Parish
Author: Michael Borcherds

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