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ERIC Number: EJ1105701
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2156-1400
Fostering Mathematical Creativity through Problem Posing and Modeling Using Dynamic Geometry: Viviani's Problem in the Classroom
Contreras, José N.
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v4 n2 p66-72 Fall-Win 2013
This paper discusses a classroom experience in which a group of prospective secondary mathematics teachers were asked to create, cooperatively (in class) and individually, problems related to Viviani's problem using a problem-posing framework. When appropriate, students used Sketchpad to explore the problem to better understand its attributes (e.g., knowns, unknowns, and restrictions) and model its solution. With support and guidance, each student was able to create at least one very interesting and good mathematical problem.
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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