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Designing online mathematical investigation
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, Faculty of Education, Canada ; , Department of Computer Science and Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada ; , Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario, Canada

JCMST Volume 23, Number 3, ISSN 0731-9258 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 human-computer 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), 275-298. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 16, 2020 from .

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