Framing the use of computational technology in problem solving approaches. (English)

Math. Enthus. 10, No. 1-2, 279-302 (2013).

Summary: Mathematical tasks are key ingredient to foster teachers and students’ development and construction of mathematical thinking. The use of distinct computational tools offers teachers a variety of ways to represent and explore mathematical tasks which often extends problem solving approaches based on the use of paper and pencil. We sketch a framework to characterize ways of reasoning that emerge as result of using computational technology to solve a task that involves dealing with variation phenomena.