Designing for the integration of dynamic software environments in the teaching of mathematics
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
This thesis concerns the challenge of integrating dynamic software environments into the teaching of mathematics. It investigates particular aspects of the design of tasks which employ this type of computer-based system, with a focus on improvement, both of the tasks themselves and of the design process through which they are developed and refined.
The thesis reports two research projects: a small initial one preceding a larger main project. The initial case study, involving two graduate students in mathematics, develops a task design model for geometrical locus problems. The main study constitutes the first iteration of a design-based study, conducted in collaboration with four upper-secondary school teachers and their classes. It seeks to identify task design characteristics that foster students’ mathematical reasoning and proficient use of software tools, and examines teachers’ organisation of ‘follow-up’ lessons.
The findings concern three particular aspects: features of tasks and task environment relevant to developing a specific plan of action for a lesson; orchestration of a particular task environment to support the instrumental genesis of specific dynamic software tools; how to follow up students’ work on computer-based tasks in a whole-class discussion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2015. , 107 p.
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 50
design research, dynamic mathematics software, intrumental orchestration, mathematics education, task design
Research subject Mathematics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38213ISBN: 978-91-7063-669-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-38213DiVA: diva2:861920
2015-12-15, Eva Erikssonsalen, 21A 342, Karlstad University, Karlstad, 10:15 (English)
Pepin, Birgit, Professor
Ruthven, Kenneth, ProfessorEngström, Arne, Associate Professor
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