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ERIC Number: EJ874208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Motion, Technology, Gestures in Interpreting Graphs
Robutti, Ornella
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v13 n3 p117-125 2006
This report is part of a long-term research on the construction of mathematical meanings through the interaction with various technologies. The research involved a set of teaching experiments based on body motion with sensors and calculators at different school levels, from kindergarten to secondary school. Here I refer to the one developed in a junior high school, involving 20 students of 8th grade (age 13). The focus is on the cognitive evolution of the students towards the construction of meaning for the performed motion, from a functional point of view. Particularly, the passage from a uniform to an accelerated motion is analysed. The data are interpreted within a semiotic-cultural approach, as stated by Radford (2003), by looking at the progression in the introduction of signs and the shared use of them. (Contains 11 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy