FIG YearProject title
2008 Dynamic Image Manipulation and Simulation in an Inquiry-based Geometry Course
RecipientDepartment
Jeffrey J. Steckroth
jsteckro@odu.edu
757-683-4602
Educational Curriculum and Instruction
Collaborating Faculty
Natalie Hutchinson, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Description
The power of visualization in mathematics has been underutilized historically because of the static nature of classroom presentations on chalkboards, whiteboards, or using overhead transparencies. Recent advances in technology have created opportunities for K-12 mathematics teachers to move from static to dynamic models in the whole-class instructional setting. Software and online simulations make it possible for students to observe relationships, collect data, and formulate and test hypotheses in real-time. This project will integrate technology into actual teaching episodes to produce a model of instruction that can be used both in math classrooms and as a resource for preservice mathematics teachers.
Final report
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