id: 06664345
dt: j
an: 2016f.01418
au: Kaneko, Masataka; Yamashita, Satoshi; Kitahara, Kiyoshi; Maeda, Yoshifumi;
Nakamura, Yasuyuki; Kortenkamp, Ulrich; Takato, Setsuo
ti: KETCindy ‒ collaboration of Cinderella and KETpic. Reports on CADGME 2014
conference working group.
so: Int. J. Technol. Math. Educ. 22, No. 4, 179-185 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Research Information Ltd, Burnham, Bucks
la: EN
cc: U70 N80 U50
ut: computer software; use of technology; teaching methods; dynamic geometry
software
ci:
li: http://www.researchinformation.co.uk/time/contents/timecont.php
ab: Summary: Dynamic Geometry Software (DGS) is a powerful tool which enables
students to move geometric objects interactively. Through experimental
simulations with DGS, mathematical facts and background mechanisms are
accessible to students. However, especially when those facts and
mechanisms are complicated, it is not so easy for some students to
record and memorize them as established knowledge. For that purpose,
reproducing some part of the output generated by DGS on printed
teaching materials can be useful. Since the graphical output of DGS on
a PC screen is not necessarily appropriate for printed materials, it is
desirable that the interactive graphics capabilities of DGS and the
qualified documentation capabilities of mathematical editing software
be unified in a flexible manner. Recently we have developed a software
package “KETCindy” to format the graphical output of Cinderella
into graphical codes of TeX. Cinderella is one of the most popular DGS
and TeX is one of the most popular tools for editing teaching materials
or textbooks in collegiate mathematics education. Using KETCindy, we
can build an environment in which collegiate students can clearly grasp
mathematical concepts by interactively operating Cinderella on a PC
screen, and can acquire established knowledge by repeatedly observing
the graphical images reproduced on the high-quality mathematical
documents edited by TeX.
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