Affordances of spreadsheets in mathematical investigation: Potentialities for learning
Calder, N. S. (2010). Affordances of spreadsheets in mathematical investigation: Potentialities for learning. Spreadsheets in Education, 3(3), Article 4.
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This article, is concerned with the ways learning is shaped when mathematics problems are investigated in spreadsheet environments. It considers how the opportunities and constraints the digital media affords influenced the decisions the students made, and the direction of their enquiry pathway. How might the leraning trajectory unfold, and the learning process and mathematical understanding emerge? Will the spreadsheet, as the pedagogical medium, evoke learning in a distinctive manner? The article reports on an aspect of an ongoing study involving students as they engage mathematical investigative tasks through digital media, the spreadsheet in particular. In considers the affordances of this learning environment for primary-aged students.
This article has been published in the journal: Spreadsheets in Education. Used with permission.
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