
06297582
a
2014c.00221
Ferrara, Francesca
Maschietto, Michela
University students at work with mathematical machines to trace conics.
Lindmeier, Anke M. (ed.) et al., Proceedings of the 37th conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education ``Mathematics learning across the life span", PME 37, Kiel, Germany, July 28August 2, 2013. Vol. 2. Kiel: IPNLeibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Kiel (ISBN 9783890882888). 305312 (2013).
2013
Kiel: IPNLeibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Kiel
EN
C35
G75
U75
conics
hyperbolas
mathematical machines
hyperbola drawer
learning
instrumental approach
utilization schemes
thinking processes
university students
Summary: This paper aims to investigate the way past experience with some tools to draw conics becomes part of the experience of designing a new drawer. In particular, it centres on the thinking processes of a group of university students who have the following task: to design a hyperbola drawer. The analysis is carried out using the perspectives of transfer of learning and instrumental approach, and focuses on utilization schemes and the interplay between scientific and technological aspects.