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ERIC Number: EJ1175225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
The Instrumental Genesis Process in Future Primary Teachers Using Dynamic Geometry Software
Ruiz-López, Natalia
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v49 n4 p481-500 2018
This paper, which describes a study undertaken with pairs of future primary teachers using GeoGebra software to solve geometry problems, includes a brief literature review, the theoretical framework and methodology used. An analysis of the instrumental genesis process for a pair participating in the case study is also provided. This analysis addresses the techniques and types of dragging used, the obstacles to learning encountered, a description of the interaction between the pair and their interaction with the teacher, and the type of language used. Based on this analysis, possibilities and limitations of the instrumental genesis process are identified for the development of geometric competencies such as conjecture creation, property checking and problem researching. It is also suggested that the methodology used in the analysis of the problem solving process may be useful for those teachers and researchers who want to integrate Dynamic Geometry Software (DGS) in their classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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