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Mathematics Teacher Vol. 78, No. 6 (1985) pp. 465–71
The project described in this article grew from the observation that many geometry students are unable to see anything in a diagram beyond a static presentation. A computerized microworld called "Motions" is described, with illustrations. (MNS)
Notations, Conventions, and Constraints: Contributions to Effective Uses of Concrete Materials in Elementary Mathematics
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education Vol. 23, No. 2 (1992) pp. 123–47
Fourth grade children (n=20) were matched on a pretest and randomly assigned to either a wooden base-10 block or computerized microworld group. Instruction was designed to establish relationships between notation and meaning, extending whole number...
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education Vol. 19, No. 2 (1988) pp. 115–33
Investigates whether elementary school students can construct operations of thought for integers and integer addition crucial for understanding elementary algebra. Two sixth graders were taught using a computer. Results included both students being...
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education Vol. 25, No. 6 (1994) pp. 667–84
Discusses the interactions between technology and research in mathematics education, including computer-assisted instruction, role of technology in learning, use of computer environments to study students' mathematical concept formation, research...
The Hard Work of Soft Skills: Augmenting the Project-Based Learning Experience with Interdisciplinary Teamwork
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 46, No. 3 (2018) pp. 457–488
This two-year qualitative study explored the learning process alongside students' perceived outcomes within an interdisciplinary project-based learning (PjBL) task. Students from three different undergraduate courses were assigned a project that...