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ERIC Number: EJ785747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0268-3679
Musing on the Use of Dynamic Software and Mathematics Epistemology
Santos-Trigo, Manuel; Reyes-Rodriguez, Aaron; Espinosa-Perez, Hugo
Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, v26 n4 p167-178 2007
Different computational tools may offer teachers and students distinct opportunities in representing, exploring and solving mathematical tasks. In this context, we illustrate that the use of dynamic software (Cabri Geometry) helped high school teachers to think of and represent a particular task dynamically. In this process, the teachers had the opportunity of identifying, exploring and supporting mathematical relations that emerged during the solution of the task. We distinguish problem-solving episodes that teachers exhibited while understanding and representing the task, thinking of a solution plan, searching and presenting mathematical arguments and looking for connections.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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