id: 06169767
dt: a
an: 2013c.00932
au: Pitta-Pantazi, Demetra; Sophocleous, Paraskevi; Christou, Constantinos
ti: Developing and enhancing elementary school studentsâ€™ higher order
mathematical thinking with SimCalc.
so: Hegedus, Stephen J. (ed.) et al., The SimCalc vision and contributions.
Democratizing access to important mathematics. Dordrecht: Springer
(ISBN 978-94-007-5695-3/hbk; 978-94-007-5696-0/ebook). Advances in
Mathematics Education, 319-340 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Dordrecht: Springer
la: EN
cc: U53 C33
ut: computer aided instruction; mathematical thinking; technology in
mathematics teaching; pedagogical role of technology; learning
environments
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-94-007-5696-0_18
ab: Summary: A fundamental question regarding the use of technology in
mathematics education is the way in which technology supports and
promotes higher order thinking in mathematics. In this chapter, we try
to describe and analyze the way in which SimCalc might develop and
enhance elementary school studentsâ€™ higher order mathematical
thinking. To this end, we use an adaptation of the integrated thinking
model of Iowa Department of Education [A guide to developing higher
order thinking across the curriculum, Des Moines: Department of
Education (1989)]. Specifically, we argue that SimCalc offers
elementary school students the opportunity to develop not only content
knowledge, but also critical, creative, and complex thinking skills. We
justify the above argument by providing examples of mathematical
activities using SimCalc, and studentsâ€™ responses.
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