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ERIC Number: EJ1168332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1098-6065
The Dynamic Geometrisation of Computer Programming
Sinclair, Nathalie; Patterson, Margaret
Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, v20 n1 p54-74 2018
The goal of this paper is to explore dynamic geometry environments (DGE) as a type of computer programming language. Using projects created by secondary students in one particular DGE, we analyse the extent to which the various aspects of computational thinking--including both ways of doing things and particular concepts--were evident in their work, drawing specifically on frameworks for computational thinking that are designed for the purpose of mathematics education. We show how many of the practices associated with the use of propositional programming languages also feature in the more spatial and temporal register of the geometric "language" of DGEs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium