Using ICT in teaching a specific mathematics concept: graphs of logarithmic functions

Getenet, Seyum Tekeher and Beswick, Kim (2014) Using ICT in teaching a specific mathematics concept: graphs of logarithmic functions. In: 38th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education and the 36th Conference of the North American Chapter of the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 38/PME-NA 36), 15-20 July 2014, Vancouver, Canada.

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Abstract

This paper describes the use of the free software, to teach graphs of logarithmic functions at an Ethiopian College of Teacher Education. Data comprised two video recorded lessons and interview data provided by a mathematics teacher educator, and three primary school mathematics pre-service teachers who were in the class of learners. Pre-service teachers using Microsoft Mathematics readily understood and described properties of logarithmic functions as the bases varied. The study highlights the importance of illustrating the use of particular software to teach specific mathematics concepts.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyrights © 2014 left to the authors.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 06:03
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 00:31
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130208 Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29037

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