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ERIC Number: EJ797527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Emerging High School Students' Problem Solving Trajectories Based on the Use of Dynamic Software
Santos-Trigo, Manuel; Cristobal-Escalante, Cesar
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v27 n3 p325-340 Jul 2008
This study documents problem solving approaches that high school students develop as a result of using systematically Cabri-Geometry software. Results show that the use of the software becomes an important tool for students to construct dynamic representations of the problems that were used to identify and examine different mathematical relations. In particular, there is evidence that the use of this software allowed students to engage in a line of mathematical thinking in which they constantly reflected on the plausibility of conjectures and ways to support them. (Contains 17 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A