ERIC Number: EJ1105979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Where Is the Treasure? Ask Interactive Geometry Software!
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v5 n1 p35-40 Spr-Sum 2014
In this paper I describe how I have used the classic buried treasure problem with prospective and practicing mathematics teachers to enhance their problem solving abilities and disposition to integrate interactive geometry software (IGS) into the learning environment. I illustrate how IGS may be used as a strategic tool to gain insight into the solution of a problem. When appropriate, students are guided in the development of arguments and proofs to justify their conjectures.
Descriptors: Computer Software, Geometry, Problem Solving, Geometric Concepts, Mathematical Logic, Validity, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Education, Educational Technology, Interaction
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/jmetc
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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