Model-Centered Learning

Pathways to Mathematical Understanding Using GeoGebra

  • Lingguo Bu
  • Robert Schoen

Part of the Modeling and Simulations for Learning and Instruction book series (MSLI, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Markus Hohenwarter, Zsolt Lavicza
    Pages 7-12
  3. Lingguo Bu, J. Michael Spector, Erhan Selcuk Haciomeroglu
    Pages 13-40
  4. Maurice Burke, Paul Kennedy
    Pages 57-72
  5. Dani Novak, Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska, Anthony Di Renzo
    Pages 73-89
  6. Núria Iranzo, Josep Maria Fortuny
    Pages 91-103
  7. José Manuel Arranz, Rafael Losada, José Antonio Mora, Tomas Recio, Manuel Sada
    Pages 119-131
  8. Erhan Selcuk Haciomeroglu
    Pages 133-144
  9. Inés Mª Gómez-Chacón
    Pages 145-168
  10. Zekeriya Karadag, Douglas McDougall
    Pages 169-181
  11. Eleonora Faggiano, Palmira Ronchi
    Pages 183-189
  12. Chris Little
    Pages 191-204
  13. Thomas Lingefjärd
    Pages 205-215
  14. Ma. Louise Antonette, N. De las Peñas, Debbie Bautista
    Pages 217-229
  15. Daniel Jarvis, Markus Hohenwarter, Zsolt Lavicza
    Pages 231-241
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 243-247

About this book


Model-Centered Learning: Pathways to Mathematical Understanding Using GeoGebra is the first book to report on the international use of GeoGebra and its growing impact on mathematics teaching and learning. Supported by new developments in model-centered learning and instruction, the chapters in this book move beyond the traditional views of mathematics and mathematics teaching, providing theoretical perspectives and examples of practice for enhancing students’ mathematical understanding through mathematical and didactical modeling. Designed specifically for teaching mathematics, GeoGebra integrates dynamic multiple representations in a conceptually rich learning environment that supports the exploration, construction, and evaluation of mathematical models and simulations. The open source nature of GeoGebra has led to a growing international community of mathematicians, teacher educators, and classroom teachers who seek to tackle the challenges and complexity of mathematics education through a grassroots initiative using instructional innovations. The chapters cover six themes: 1) the history, philosophy, and theory behind GeoGebra, 2) dynamic models and simulations, 3) problem solving and attitude change, 4) GeoGebra as a cognitive and didactical tool, 5) curricular challenges and initiatives, 6) equity and sustainability in technology use. This book should be of interest to mathematics educators, mathematicians, and graduate students in STEM education and instructional technologies.

Editors and affiliations

  • Lingguo Bu
    • 1
  • Robert Schoen
    • 2
  1. 1.Southern Illinois UniversityCarbondaleUSA
  2. 2.Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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