id: 02319689
dt: a
an: 1997f.04190
au: Matos, João Filipe
ti: The spreadsheet as a tool for mathematical modeling: a case study.
so: DiSessa, Andrea A. et al., Computers and exploratory learning. Springer,
Heidelberg (ISBN 3-540-59202-4). 321-336 (1995).
py: 1995
pu: Springer, Heidelberg
la: EN
cc: M10
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ab: How do students use a spreadsheet to deal with a real-world problem
situation? How does the structure of the spreadsheet model the way
students interact with the situation? How do students’ conceptual
models reflect the structure imposed by the spreadsheet? How is the
evolution of the modeling process constrained by the use of a
spreadsheet? What about the stability of these models? How does it
reflect the use of the spreadsheet? To address these questions I
suggest a theoretical framework of analysis of mathematical modeling
processes. I then stress the role of computers in that process, in
particular the case of the spreadsheet, and present a case study of a
group of 10th grade students using a spreadsheet in a modeling activity
in their regular mathematics class. Finally I discuss the role of the
spreadsheet in mathematical modeling activities. (orig.)
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