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Researching principles of lesson design to realize the pedagogical opportunities of mathematics analysis software

R Pierce, K Stacey

Teaching Mathematics and its Applications | Published : 2009


Taking advantage of pedagogical opportunities afforded by new technology requires appropriately designed lessons. This article reports on the use of 'lesson study' to research principles for the design of a lesson aiming to take advantage of multiple representations. The lesson, for year 10 students who had personal access to TI-Nspire, focused on quadratic functions. Following observation of nine different classes and teachers, four key principles emerged: focus on the main goal for that lesson (despite the possibilities offered by having many representations available); identify different purposes for using different representations to maintain engagement; establish naming protocols for va..

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