An example of the use of dynamic mathematics software to create problem-solving environments that serve multiple purposes


Cekmez E. , Bulbul B. O.

INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, vol.26, no.5, pp.654-663, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10494820.2017.1385029
  • Title of Journal : INTERACTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.654-663

Abstract

Problem-solving is regarded as a major component of mathematical performance, and well-designed problem-solving-based learning environments have the potential to assist students in developing a meaningful understanding of mathematical concepts and procedures. In this respect, given its various features, dynamic mathematics software has been regarded by mathematics educators as a promising tool for designing such environments. This study presents an example of the use of technology to create a dynamic learning environment through a discussion of the pedagogical value of a problem selected for an activity, followed by the implementation sequence of the problem-solving activity in the classroom. The students' experiences during the implementation of the activity are also discussed; and finally, an additional version of the problem is recommended for use in the classroom.