A Constructionistic Approach to Mathematical Concepts with Hand-Held Technology

Karl-Josef Fuchs*, Simon Plangg

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The main goal of the research is the development and evaluation of materials for learning mathematical concepts and digital skills by students of the lower secondary level in Austrian schools. Collaborating with prospective math teachers, several materials have been designed at the University. The evaluation of those materials takes place in one class of 24 twelve-year-old
students from a secondary school in Salzburg. The students are using the programmable wheeled robot TI-Innovator Rover and the Hand-Held TI-Nspire CX CAS. Drawing on the method of design-based research, the project aims to determine what and how those twelve-year-olds learn working with those materials in classes.
Translated title of the contributionKonstruktionistisches Lehren Mathematischer Konzepte mit Hand-Held Technologie
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2020
EventCONSTRUCTIONISM 2020: The brave new world to which we referred was one in which information technology - in all its manifestations, AI, robotics, IoT etc. - would be a significant driver in changing how we lived, worked and educated young people. - The University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 26 May 202029 May 2020


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Fields of Science and Technology Classification 2012

  • 101 Mathematics
  • 102 Computer Sciences

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Fuchs, K-J., & Plangg, S. (2020). A Constructionistic Approach to Mathematical Concepts with Hand-Held Technology. 62-63. Poster session presented at CONSTRUCTIONISM 2020, Dublin, Ireland.