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ERIC Number: ED520871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
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"Scratch"ing below the Surface: Mathematics through an Alternative Digital Lens?
Calder, Nigel; Taylor, Merilyn
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Jul 3-7, 2010)
A key element in the examination of how students process mathematics through digital technologies is considering the ways that digital pedagogical media might influence the learning process. How might students' understanding emerge through engagement in a digital-learning environment? Interactive software that has cross-curricula implications and facilitates thinking in rich, problem-solving environments is emerging. "Scratch", a free-to-download graphical programming environment provides opportunities for creative problem solving. This paper is part of an on-going study into the ways mathematical learning evolves through these alternative environments. It reports on a pilot research study involving 10-year-old children using "Scratch" to create mathematical digital learning objects, including games, and examines the ways mathematical thinking was facilitated through this process. (Contains 1 figure.) [For the complete proceedings, "Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Australia, July 3-7, 2010)," see ED520764.]
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. GPO Box 2747, Adelaide SA 5001, Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: sales@merga.net.au; Web site: http://www.merga.net.au/
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Grade 6
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand