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Garrett Eastman

Measurement: Exploring the Whimsical World of Mathematical Reality through Playful Patt... - 4 views

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    A review of Paul Lockhart's new book with a focus on mathematical reasoning and geometry, with a video of the author.
Garrett Eastman

Archives | BetterExplained - 9 views

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    This site features a math category, math concepts explained informed by the principle that "math is no about equations than poetry is about spelling .. .[but exist] to convey an idea."
Garrett Eastman

MISCONCEPTIONS IN GEOMETRY AND SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS FOR SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS - 5 views

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    Abstract: "The principal aim of this study is to find the weaknesses of secondary school students at geometry questions of measures ,
    angles and shapes , transformations and construction and 3-D shapes. The year 7 curriculum contains 4 geometry topics out
    of 17 mathematics topics. In addition to this , this study aims to find out the mistakes, 28 , 7th grade students made in the last
    4 exams including two midterms and two final exams.To collect data, students were tested on two midterms and two final
    exams using open-ended questions on geometry to analyze their problem solving skills and to test how much they acquired
    during the year.Frequency tables were used in data analysis.To fulfill this aim in the first midterm exam the subject measures
    were tested.In the first final exam which followed the first midterm exam in addition to measures and angles shapes skills
    were also tested. Following these tests , in the second midterm we tested the students on transformation and construction. A
    descriptive methodology and student interview were used in the study to analyze and interpret the results. The results from
    this study revealed that 7th grade secondary school students have a number of misconceptions, lack of background
    knowledge, reasoning and basic operation mistakes at the topics mentioned above."
Garrett Eastman

Through the History Glass - 3 views

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    by John Yoo, Yuba Community College, a series of columns on math history, written for the CMC3 newsletter
Garrett Eastman

Math for the Frightened: Facing Scary Symbols and Everything Else That Freaks You Out a... - 5 views

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    "Some people love math, some hate it, and some are scared of it. Math for the Frightened provides a trauma-free entry into the world of numeracy, written by someone who is on your side. It even gives away the big secret: math really is useful"
Garrett Eastman

Icons of Mathematics - 2 views

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    "This book explores 20 geometric diagrams that play crucial roles in visualizing mathematical proofs."
Garrett Eastman

Exploring quadrilaterals in a small group computing environment - 2 views

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    From the abstract (full text requires subscription or purchase): "Though cooperative learning has been a topic of considerable interest in educational research, there has been little study specific to learning in the mathematics content area of geometry. This paper seeks to address that gap through a design experiment featuring a novel small-group computing environment for supporting student learning about quadrilaterals. In this design, each student controls a unique point in a shared geometric space, and those points are linked such that a group of four students collectively forms a quadrilateral. We first present results from pre- and post-measures to show how the students learned from the activities and developed in terms of geometric reasoning. We then present three episodes, elaborated with the notion of appropriation, to explain how students took up ways of using the technological tools and of talking about geometric concepts from one another in the interactive environment. Our study found that students achieved learning gains in this novel environment, that the environment provided rich opportunities for peer interaction around geometric objects, and that student learning opportunities and interactions were characterized by processes of appropriating ways of talking about and using software features."
Garrett Eastman

Processing mathematics through digital technologies: The primary years - 4 views

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    "This book provides insights into how mathematical understanding emerged for primary-aged children (5-13 years) when they investigated mathematical tasks through digital media."
Garrett Eastman

Times Higher Education - Mathematical Connections: A Capstone Course - 11 views

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    Review of Conway's Mathematical Connections, written for undergraduate mathematics courses, with the aim that instructors help students find connections across branches of math. Two similar books for undergraduates, recently published, are mentioned as well.
Garrett Eastman

The Impact of Using Synchronous Collaborative Virtual Tangram in Children's Geometric - 17 views

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    Study of 6th graders in China using virtual Tangram puzzle to improve collaboration and learning of geometric concepts and problem-solving
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