id: 06304870
dt: j
an: 2014d.00544
au: Poon, Kin-Keung; Man, Yiu-Kwong
ti: Dynamic learning approach to studying curve stitching on a unit circle.
so: Teach. Math. Appl. 32, No. 4, 223-229 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Oxford University Press, Oxford; Institute of Mathematics and its
Applications (IMA), Southend-on-sea, Essex
la: EN
cc: F65 K35 G95 D85
ut: curve stitching; teaching activities; dynamic geometry software; elementary
number theory; greatest common divisor
ci:
li: doi:10.1093/teamat/hrt017
ab: Summary: In this article, we report a study on how students learn
elementary number theory concepts via pre-constructed activities of
curve stitching on a unit circle. By using a dynamic learning approach,
students were able to observe and guess the patterns of curve-stitching
figures and explore how they were related to the total number of points
on the circle and the interval between any pair of connected points.
The subjects were pre-service and in-service primary mathematics
teachers majored in mathematics or information technology in a BEd
programme offered by the Hong Kong Institute of Education. We also
discuss some teaching and learning issues related to this topic.
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