
06520651
j
2016a.00635
Smith, Carmen Petrick
Neumann, Maureen D.
Scratch it out! Enhancing geometrical understanding.
Teach. Child. Math. 21, No. 3, 185188 (2014).
2014
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
G52
U72
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
http://www.nctm.org/Publications/teachingchildrenmathematics/2014/Vol21/Issue3/iSTEM_Scratchitout!Enhancinggeometricalunderstanding/
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 recreated 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.