Teaching Mathematics with Logo and Geometer’s Sketchpad
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Quinn, R. & Ball, T. (2005). Teaching Mathematics with Logo and Geometer’s Sketchpad. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (pp. 3507-3509). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2005
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Caroline Crawford, Roger Carlsen, Ian Gibson, Karen McFerrin, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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Technology has long been an important teaching tool in the field of mathematics. One of the early applications of computers in mathematics education was the Logo programming language developed by Seymour Papert in the laste 1960's. Papert encouraged educators to create Logo "microworlds" within which student exploration and discovery could take place. Today, a plethora of educational software packages are available to mathematics educators. One of the most powerful and widely used of these is Geometer's Sketchpad. This paper will compare and contrast the use of Logo and Geometer's Sketchpad in the teaching of secondary mathematics. While similarities exist in the student centered manner in which each can be used, the significant differences between them and the unique types of knowledge that can result from the use of each, warrant that both be incorporated in the teaching of preservice secondary mathematics teachers regarding the effective use of technology.
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