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Journal of Educational Computing Research

2002 Volume 27, Number 1

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 7

  1. The Turtle's Long Slow Trip: Macro-Educological Perspectives on Microworlds

    Seymour Papert

    Discusses the role of microworlds in micro and macro educational systems. Topics include epistemological concepts; educational innovations; mathematics education in elementary schools; microworlds ... More

    pp. 7-27

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  2. Design and Use of Computer Tools for Interactive Mathematical Activity (TIMA)

    Leslie P. Steffe & John Olive

    Explains TIMA (Tools for Interactive Mathematical Activity), that were designed to provide elementary schools children with contexts in which they could enact mathematical operations. Discusses... More

    pp. 55-76

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  3. Creating Microworlds for Exploring Mathematical Understandings in the Early Years of School

    Nicola Yelland

    Explores the strategies and interactions of elementary school children in a computer-based microworld related to the concept of length. Included both on and off computer activities that contributed... More

    pp. 77-92

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  4. Building Blocks for Young Children's Mathematical Development

    Julie Sarama & Douglas H. Clements

    Describes the design principles behind a set of research-based software microworlds included in the "Building Blocks" program, a pre-kindergarten to grade 2 software-based mathematics curriculum.... More

    pp. 93-110

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  5. Dragon Play: Microworld Design in a Whole-Class Context

    Nicholas Jackiw & Nathalie Sinclair

    Proposes a whole-class view of microworld design in which the total ecology of students, technology, and teacher is considered by the decisions and choices of the design. Presents a case study... More

    pp. 111-45

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  6. Using Multiple Representations To Improve Conceptions of Average Speed

    Stephen K. Reed & Linda Jazo

    Discusses improving mathematical reasoning through the design of computer microworlds and evaluates a computer-based learning environment that uses multiple representations to improve undergraduate... More

    pp. 147-66

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  7. Generating Cultures for Mathematical Microworld Development in a Multi-Organizational Context

    Chronis Kynigos

    Discusses methodological issues of mathematical microworld development integrated with generating innovation in school settings. Includes experiences in developing a component architecture for... More

    pp. 185-211

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