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Designing digital technologies and learning activities for different geometries

Jones, Keith, Mackrell, Kate and Stevenson, Ian (2010) Designing digital technologies and learning activities for different geometries In, Mathematics Education and Technology: Rethinking the Terrain: the 17th ICMI Study. New York, US, Springer pp. 47-60. (New ICMI Study Series, 13). (doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-0146-0_4).

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This chapter focuses on digital technologies and geometry education, a combination of topics that provides a suitable avenue for analysing closely the issues and challenges involved in designing and utilizing digital technologies for learning mathematics. In revealing these issues and challenges, the chapter examines the design of digital technologies and related forms of learning activities for a range of geometries, including Euclidean and co-ordinate geometries in two and three dimensions, and non-Euclidean geometries such as spherical, hyperbolic and fractal geometry. This analysis reveals the decisions that designers take when designing for different geometries on the flat computer screen. Such decisions are not only about the geometry but also about the learner in terms of supporting their perceptions of what are the key features of geometry.

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Published date: 2010
Additional Information: The pagination of this final proof copy is exactly as it appears in the published version. ISBN: 9781441901453; ISSN: 1387-6872
Keywords: design, digital, technology, ict, classroom, geometry, geometries, tasks, teaching, learning, pedagogy, Euclidean, non-Euclidean, spherical, hyperbolic, fractal, DGS, DGE, dynamic geometry, Logo, Autograph
Organisations: Mathematics, Science & Health Education


Local EPrints ID: 73082
ISBN: 9781441901453
PURE UUID: a393744b-cfb8-4459-aeea-177221c6a3fb
ORCID for Keith Jones: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 26 Feb 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:51

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