Information and Communications Technologies in School Mathematics

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David Tinsley, David C. Johnson
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 28, 1998 - Business & Economics - 306 pages
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The International Federation for Information Processing, IFIP, is a multinational federation of professional technical organisations concerned with information processing. IFIP is dedicated to improving communication and increased understanding among practitioners of all nations about the role information processing can play in all walks of life. This Working Conference, Secondary School Mathematics in the World of Communication Technologies: Learning, Teaching and the Curriculum, was organised by Working Group 3.1, Informatics in Secondary Education, ofiFIP Technical Committee for Education, TC3. This is the third conference on this theme organised by WG 3.1, the previous two were held in Varna, Bulgaria, 1977, and Sofia, Bulgaria, 1987-proceedings published by North-Holland Elsevier. The aim of the conference was to take a forward look at the issue of the relationships between mathematics and the new technologies of information and communication in the context of the increased availability of interactive and dynamic information processing tools. The main focus was on the mathematics education of students in the age range of about ll to 18 years and the following themes were addressed: • Curriculum: curriculum evolution; relationships with informatics; • Teachers: professional development; methodology and practice; • Learners: tools and techniques; concept development; research and theory; • Human and social issues: culture and policy; personal impact.
 

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Contents

ICTs and secondary school mathematics themes visions and realities
1
The impact of informatics on the teaching of mathematics
7
Towards an embodied view of the mathematics curriculum in a world of technology
19
Social uses of the Internet and the construction of new models for mathematics teaching and learning
29
Young students and future teachers as passengers on the Logo engine
41
How informatics and discrete thinking return to school
53
For the development of mathematics education from the viewpoint of computer science
65
Using the history of mathematics as a source of technologyrich problems
68
Relationships between the spatial and theoretical in geometry the role of computer dynamic representations in problem solving
183
Computers and applied constructivism
195
Cognitive development and classroom interaction a theoretical foundation for teaching and learning
205
Preparing for the computer age at an early age
215
Construction of personal meaning through the use of advanced geometrical software the case of trigonometry
225
Complementing different software environments to mediate the introduction of variable parameter and unknown
229
Authority and responsibility when learning mathematics in a technologyenhanced environment
233
Human and social issues in the age of informatics
237

Towards more natural interfaces
71
Spreadsheets just smart calculators or a new paradigm for thinking about mathematical structures?
77
Personal computing technology use and possibilities
89
Computersupported mathematical learning in the information age mathematical modelling learned through hypertexts
99
A genetic way to conic sections and planetary motion with CabriGeometre
107
Construction of meaning and teacher control of learning
111
Teacher training as a key issue for the integration of computer technologies
121
The computer in mathematics teaching scenes from the classroom
131
The integration of IT and teacher training supporting teachers in their use of hardware and software tools in the school mathematics classroom
141
Teachers and technology the case of mathematical learning
151
Teachers and technology preservice training for mathematics
161
Moving from fashions to a continuous stream of change teacher development and IT
165
A culture of proving in school mathematics?
169
Challenge conflict and culture issues for secondary school mathematics educators
247
Spreadsheets for mathematics in a developing nation
255
Educational experiments of distance learning and reorganisation of mathematics education
265
Online communities as a vehicle for developing secondary mathematics educators
275
Curriculum
279
Teachers
282
Learners
286
Human and social issues
290
IFIP country codes for Focus Group participants
293
Conference participants
297
Keyword index
305
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