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ERIC Number: ED489651
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
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Orchestrating Mathematical Proof through the Use of Digital Tools
Sutherland, Rosamund; Olivero, Federica; Weeden, Marnie
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
This paper explores the role of the teacher in the orchestration of common knowledge and in the interplay between intuitive/empirical and formal aspects within the context of students learning mathematical proof using a dynamic geometry software. The case of a secondary school teacher is discussed through the analysis of her learning initiative which involved the introduction of proof in geometry by using a dynamic geometry software. The analysis shows Marnie's focus on the relationship between construction and mathematical properties and the difference between proof and demonstration, and the way she orchestrates the work of the whole class in the construction of mathematical proofs. [For complete proceedings, see ED489597.]
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site: http://igpme.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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