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ERIC Number: EJ874198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Vectors in Use in a 3D Juggling Game Simulation
Kynigos, Chronis; Latsi, Maria
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v13 n1 p3-10 2006
The new representations enabled by the educational computer game the "Juggler" can place vectors in a central role both for controlling and measuring the behaviours of objects in a virtual environment simulating motion in three-dimensional spaces. The mathematical meanings constructed by 13 year-old students in relation to vectors as objects, as a set of properties and as representations of vectorial entities are reported and discussed in this document. It is argued that playing in the "Juggler" game could make a considerable contribution to the development of intuitions and to the generation of meanings related to vectors through the use of vectorial properties. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Greece