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Youngsters Solving Mathematical Problems with Technology

The Results and Implications of the Problem@Web Project

Part of the Mathematics Education in the Digital Era book series (MEDE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Susana Carreira, Keith Jones, Nélia Amado, Hélia Jacinto, Sandra Nobre
    Pages 1-20
  3. Susana Carreira, Keith Jones, Nélia Amado, Hélia Jacinto, Sandra Nobre
    Pages 21-53
  4. Susana Carreira, Keith Jones, Nélia Amado, Hélia Jacinto, Sandra Nobre
    Pages 55-81
  5. Susana Carreira, Keith Jones, Nélia Amado, Hélia Jacinto, Sandra Nobre
    Pages 83-111
  6. Susana Carreira, Keith Jones, Nélia Amado, Hélia Jacinto, Sandra Nobre
    Pages 113-140
  7. Susana Carreira, Keith Jones, Nélia Amado, Hélia Jacinto, Sandra Nobre
    Pages 141-172
  8. Susana Carreira, Keith Jones, Nélia Amado, Hélia Jacinto, Sandra Nobre
    Pages 173-208
  9. Susana Carreira, Keith Jones, Nélia Amado, Hélia Jacinto, Sandra Nobre
    Pages 209-239
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 241-255

About this book

Introduction

This book investigates problem solving approaches to mathematical problems that youngsters use in the wake of the growing availability of digital technologies, and how these approaches can be effective and productive for their unique needs. The empirical research, conducted in the Problem@Web project, delves into the many ways in which students can achieve the solution to a mathematical problem and communicate it with the technological tools they have at their disposal, either in their home environment or in their mathematics classroom. The researchers then address the implications for the future study of a broadened perspective on mathematical problem solving with technology. In addition to exploring how technology has changed mathematical problem solving, the book also provides:

  • A well-developed theoretical framework that integrates the use of technology into mathematical problem-solving
  • Insightful analysis of the young participants’ methods of mathematical problem solving, in addition to their teachers and families
  • Examples of student solutions, together with the students’ explanations of how they achieved their solution

Youngsters Solving Mathematical Problems with Technology is an extremely valuable resource for any researcher or educator interested in mat

hematics education, technology in education, or the intersection of both.

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Keywords

educational technology elementary education elementary mathematics education mathematics education mathematics education and technology technology and education

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Universidade do AlgarveFaroPortugal
  2. 2.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Campus de GambelasUniversidade do AlgarveFaroPortugal
  4. 4.Universidade de LisboaUIDEF, Instituto de Educação,LisboaPortugal
  5. 5.Universidade de LisboaUIDEF, Instituto de EducaçãoLisboaPortugal

About the authors

Susana Carreira is an associate professor in the mathematics department of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at the University of Algarve. Keith Jones is an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. Nélia Amado is an assistant professor in the mathematics department of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology at the University of Algarve. Hélia Jacinto is a PhD student at the research unit of the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon & Jose Saramago Middle School. Sandra Nobre is a PhD student and mathematics teacher, associated with the research unit of the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon & Schools group of Paula Nogueira, Olhão, Portugal.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Youngsters Solving Mathematical Problems with Technology
  • Book Subtitle The Results and Implications of the Problem@Web Project
  • Authors Susana Carreira
    Keith Jones
    Nélia Amado
    Hélia Jacinto
    Sandra Nobre
  • Series Title Mathematics Education in the Digital Era
  • Series Abbreviated Title Mathematics Education Digital Era
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24910-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-24908-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79698-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-24910-0
  • Series ISSN 2211-8136
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-8144
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 255
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 123 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Technology
    Mathematics Education
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

“I enjoyed reading the book and I enjoyed my time solving the problems also by putting myself in young students’ shoes. I can see the benefit of using these problems as well as the suggested solutions in secondary mathematics problem-solving activities. I am planning to use some of these problems (and suggested solutions) with undergraduate, graduate and teacher students as a trigger for a discussion on problem-solving also with digital environments.” (Irene Biza, Research in Mathematics Education, Vol. 19 (3), 2018)


“This book is an extensive summary/report of a three year project where schoolchildren were given problems to solve outside the usual classroom problems. … this study is invaluable in giving modern mathematical educators insights into adapting modern pedagogical techniques to reflect how young people solve problems. … all will find something that they can use to improve the effectiveness of their teaching.” (Charles Ashbacher, MAA Reviews, maa.org, May, 2016)