id: 06520651
dt: j
an: 2016a.00635
au: Smith, Carmen Petrick; Neumann, Maureen D.
ti: Scratch it out! Enhancing geometrical understanding.
so: Teach. Child. Math. 21, No. 3, 185-188 (2014).
py: 2014
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: G52 U72
ut: primary education; iSTEM; student activities; transformation geometry;
propaedeutics; computer as educational medium; computer programming;
LOGO; translations; rotations; reflections; modes of representation;
mathematical explorations; discovery learning
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/Publications/teaching-children-mathematics/2014/Vol21/Issue3/iSTEM_-Scratch-it-out!-Enhancing-geometrical-understanding/
ab: From the text: In this article, we describe how we integrated geometry and
computer science content using a physical activity to support learning
about transformations. Students acted out computer programs, which
their peers re-created on the basis of the enactments. The integration
of content areas led students to closely analyze and understand
transformations. Programming activities have been useful in helping
students understand other geometry concepts. For example, students can
enter commands in LOGO, an educational programming language, to direct
the movements of a turtle.
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