Turtle Geometry

The Computer as a Medium for Exploring Mathematics

Author: Harold Abelson,Andrea A. DiSessa

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262510370

Category: Computers

Page: 477

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Turtle Geometry presents an innovative program of mathematical discovery thatdemonstrates how the effective use of personal computers can profoundly change the nature of astudent's contact with mathematics. Using this book and a few simple computer programs, students canexplore the properties of space by following an imaginary turtle across the screen.The concept ofturtle geometry grew out of the Logo Group at MIT. Directed by Seymour Papert, author of Mindstorms,this group has done extensive work with preschool children, high school students and universityundergraduates. Harold Abelson is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineeringand Computer Science at MIT. Andrea diSessa is an associate professor in the Graduate School ofEducation, University of California, Berkeley.
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Research on e-Learning and ICT in Education

Author: Athanassios Jimoyiannis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461410836

Category: Education

Page: 316

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This book aims to serve as a multidisciplinary forum covering technical, pedagogical, organizational, instructional, as well as policy aspects of ICT in Education and e-Learning. Special emphasis is given to applied research relevant to educational practice guided by the educational realities in schools, colleges, universities and informal learning organizations. In a more generic scope, the volume aims to encompass current trends and issues determining ICT integration in practice, including learning and teaching, curriculum and instructional design, learning media and environments, teacher education and professional development, assessment and evaluation, etc.
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Perspectives on the Teaching of Geometry for the 21st Century

An ICMI Study

Author: C. Mammana,V. Villani

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401152268

Category: Education

Page: 353

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In recent years geometry seems to have lost large parts of its former central position in mathematics teaching in most countries. However, new trends have begun to counteract this tendency. There is an increasing awareness that geometry plays a key role in mathematics and learning mathematics. Although geometry has been eclipsed in the mathematics curriculum, research in geometry has blossomed as new ideas have arisen from inside mathematics and other disciplines, including computer science. Due to reassessment of the role of geometry, mathematics educators and mathematicians face new challenges. In the present ICMI study, the whole spectrum of teaching and learning of geometry is analysed. Experts from all over the world took part in this study, which was conducted on the basis of recent international research, case studies, and reports on actual school practice. This book will be of particular interest to mathematics educators and mathematicians who are involved in the teaching of geometry at all educational levels, as well as to researchers in mathematics education.
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Computer Assisted Learning in Physics Education

Author: Alfred Bork

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483149005

Category: Science

Page: 90

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Computer Assisted Learning in Physics Education focuses on the use of computers in learning physics. Organized into six chapters, the book begins with an explanation of the CONDUIT series in physics. Subsequent chapters focus on physics education with or without computers; a computer-based course in classical mechanics; physics in the Irvine Educational Technology Center; and an electronics course using an intelligent video format. The last chapter addresses computation as a physical and intellectual environment for learning physics. The book will be useful for physics students as an aid in the use of computers in this field.
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Curriculum Provision for the Gifted and Talented in the Primary School

English,Math, Science, ICT

Author: Eyre Deborah,Lynne McClure

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136629440

Category: Education

Page: 160

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The authors of this book offer practical help to teachers in making day-to-day provision for the gifted and talented pupils in their classroom. Designed mainly for primary teacher, intending teachers and teacher trainers, the book draws together current findings in curriculum provision in the core subjects, links theory and practice in such a way that the readers can benefit from exemplar material, and allows them to adapt their own teaching to provide an inclusive curriculum for the gifted and talented children they teach.
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Constructing Mathematical Knowledge

Epistemology and Mathematics Education

Author: Paul Ernest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135716196

Category: Education

Page: 300

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This book provides a panorama of complimentary and forward looking perspectives on the learning of mathematics and epistemology from some of the leading contributors to the field. It explores constructivist and social theories of learning, and discusses the role of the computer in the light of these theories. It brings analyses from psychoanalysis, Hermeneutics and other perspectives to bear on the issues of mathematics and learning. It enquires into the nature of enquiry itself, and an important emergent theme is the role of language. Finally it relates the history of mathematics to its teaching and learning. The book both surveys current research and indicates orientations for fruitful work in the future.
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Windows on Mathematical Meanings

Learning Cultures and Computers

Author: Richard Noss,Celia Hoyles

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400916965

Category: Education

Page: 278

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This book challenges some of the conventional wisdoms on the learning of mathematics. The authors use the computer as a window onto mathematical meaning-making. The pivot of their theory is the idea of webbing, which explains how someone struggling with a new mathematical idea can draw on supportive knowledge, and reconciles the individual's role in mathematical learning with the part played by epistemological, social and cultural forces.
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