
06244168
j
2014a.00874
Yerushalmy, Michal
Functions of interactive visual representations in interactive mathematical textbooks.
Intern. J. Comput. Math. Learn. 10, No. 3, 217249 (2005).
2005
Springer Netherlands
EN
R20
U70
U20
I20
algebra
interactive diagrams
semiotic functions
text design
visual design
doi:10.1007/s1075800505382
Summary: The paper explores changes in technology that have implications for the teaching and learning of school mathematics. To this end, it examines aspects of interactive mathematical textbooks; specifically it analyzes functions authors may intend to be carried out by embedded interactive diagrams. The paper analyzes theoretical as well as practical lessons that I learned while designing such a book. It is the purpose of this article to provide a rough, preliminary collection of categories of diagram functions that would allow an orderly discussion of the subject. While this is not an empirical study, the hypotheses about student practices with interactive diagrams are based on a long series of studies related to the learning of algebra in a technologicallyrich environment.