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Digital Technologies and a Modeling Approach to Learn Mathematics and Develop Problem Solving Competencies

  • Manuel Santos-TrigoEmail author
  • Isaid Reyes-Martínez
  • Daniel Aguilar-Magallón
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 620)

Abstract

This study is framed within a conceptual approach that integrates modeling, problem solving, and the use of digital technologies perspectives in mathematical learning. It focuses on the use of a Dynamic Geometry System (GeoGebra) to construct mathematical models as a means to represent and explore mathematical relationships. In particular, we analyze and document what ways of reasoning high school students exhibit as a result of working on a mathematical task in problem solving sessions. Results show that the students rely on a set of technology affordances to dynamically visualize, represent and explore mathematical relations. In this process, the students’ discussions became relevant not only to explain their approaches; but also to contrast, and eventually refine, their initial models and ways of reasoning.

Keywords

Digital technologies Modeling Problem solving Mathematics learning 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The authors would like to acknowledge the support received from Conacyt (project reference 168543) during the development of this research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Santos-Trigo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Isaid Reyes-Martínez
    • 1
  • Daniel Aguilar-Magallón
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematics Education DepartmentCentre for Research and Advanced Studies, Cinvestav-IPNMexico CityMexico

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