Designing online mathematical investigation
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George Gadanidis, Faculty of Education, Canada ; Kamran Sedig, Department of Computer Science and Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada ; HaiNing Liang, Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada
JCMST Volume 23, Number 3, ISSN 07319258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Abstract
In this paper we focus on applets that support mathematical investigation. In the context of analyzing and redesigning an applet from NCTM’ s Illuminations Web site, we consider two interrelated issues: (1) how the pedagogy of mathematical investigation may be manifested in a mathematical applet, and (2) how interface design principles may be used to enhance an applet’ s potential for supporting mathematical investigation. Mathematical investigation, as a pedagogical tool, is not a simple undertaking. Facilitating investigation adds significantly to the complexity of instructional design. Good design becomes possible when mathematics education and humancomputer interaction design experts work together, rather than in isolation, taking into account pedagogical goals and interface design principles.
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Gadanidis, G., Sedig, K. & Liang, H.N. (2004). Designing online mathematical investigation. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 23(3), 275298. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 5, 2020 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/4731/.
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