Geometric Conjectures in a Dynamic Geometry Software Environment

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dc.contributor.author Habre, Samer
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-14T07:51:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-14T07:51:48Z
dc.date.copyright 2009
dc.date.issued 2015-09-14
dc.identifier.issn 0730 - 8639 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2136
dc.description.abstract The use of technology is now widespread at the school as well as college levels. Instructors, however, continuously debate the usefulness of hardware/software in enhancing the learners' knowledge and their understanding of mathematical concepts. This research explores whether technology can contribute to a better student understanding of geometrical concepts and theories. In particular, we explore whether a learning environment that uses Dynamic Geometry Software (DGS) can help students determine the truthfulness of certain geometrical conjectures or whether such an environment can mislead students. Results show that the continuous variations of a geometric figure may sometimes be misleading and that a strategy guiding the investigation process and exploiting the potential of the new technologies are in many cases necessary to properly investigate a given geometrical problem. Results also show that the role of the teacher is, in many cases, critical for the development of the solution strategy. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Geometric Conjectures in a Dynamic Geometry Software Environment en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Mathematics en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal Mathematics and Computer Education en_US
dc.journal.volume 43 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 151-164 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Habre, S. (2009). Geometric conjectures in a dynamic geometry software environment. Mathematics and computer education, 43(2), 151-164. en_US
dc.author.email shabre@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://search.proquest.com/docview/235821743?pq-origsite=gscholar

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