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ERIC Number: EJ919645
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
The Design of Lessons Using Mathematics Analysis Software to Support Multiple Representations in Secondary School Mathematics
Pierce, Robyn; Stacey, Kaye; Wander, Roger; Ball, Lynda
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v20 n1 p95-112 2011
Current technologies incorporating sophisticated mathematical analysis software (calculation, graphing, dynamic geometry, tables, and more) provide easy access to multiple representations of mathematical problems. Realising the affordances of such technology for students' learning requires carefully designed lessons. This paper reports on design research conducted with nine teachers in nine classes across two schools. The lesson came at the end of their study of quadratic functions (Year 10). Technology offered the ability to link representations and the teaching challenge was to use this ability effectively. Four issues emerged: variable naming; reducing cognitive load; maintaining motivation; and retaining a clear learning focus. (Contains 7 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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