ERIC Number: ED489544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul-14
Kinds of Arguments Emerging While Exploring in a Computerized Environment
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
In this paper there is a description of a case in which mathematical argumentation emerge and develop between 7th grade students working in an interactive computerized environment without a deliberate mentoring. The computerized environment has its influence on the characteristics of this argumentation which include mathematical regularities based on concrete examples of geometrical shapes (stars and regular polygons) and mathematical considerations relating to numbers' properties. [For complete proceedings, see ED489538].
Descriptors: Grade 7, Persuasive Discourse, Geometry, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Geometric Shapes, Case Studies
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site: http://igpme.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 7
Authoring Institution: International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.