Eliciting students’ thinking about change: filling a vase in a computer application

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Abstract

Computer applications and digital tasks can be designed in ways that support mathematical learning. In this paper we discuss the results of a teacher experiment involving a computer application that was designed to elicit students’ covariational thinking when learning about graphs. The application provides adaptive feedback based on students’ graphs, that are created using free-hand drawing. We focus on students’ learning with two animations of the application. Analysis of students’ graphs and written explanations showed that most students improved their initial graph or they kept the same graph as it was originally correct after working with the application. These results and its implications will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Tenth ERME Topic Conference (ETC 10) on Mathematics Education in the Digital Age (MEDA)
EditorsAna Donevska-Todorova, Eleonora Faggiano
Place of Publication https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02932218/document
PublisherJohannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Pages271
Number of pages278
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2020

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