id: 05219189
dt: j
an: 2007e.00340
au: Shriki, Atara; Lavy, Ilana
ti: Exploring mathematical patterns using dynamic geometry software.
so: Aust. Math. Teach. 60, No. 3, 36-40 (2004).
py: 2004
pu: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), Adelaide, SA
la: EN
cc: G43 R23
ut: problem solving; computer software; computer assisted instruction;
geometry; geomtric concepts; teaching methods
ci:
li:
ab: Summary: Many students view mathematics as a collection of theorems and
facts that were discovered by intelligent mathematicians and all they
have left to do is to study them carefully. Some believe it is
important to help students change this view (Lavy \& Shriki, 2003). One
possible way is to enable students to modify the attributes of a given
situation, and then pose problems that concern the newly generated
situation (Brown \& Walter, 1993). In this paper, the authors wish to
demonstrate the simplicity of such a process, and exemplify the idea
that even a fundamental situation can serve as a trigger for
discovering unknown patterns. (ERIC)
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