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The potential of teacher development with Geometer’s Sketchpad


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Title The potential of teacher development with Geometer’s Sketchpad
Creator Stols, Gerrit Mji, Andile Wessels, Dirk
Subject Mathematics Education; Mathematics; Education Geometer’s Sketchpad;
Description In this paper we document the advantages of utilising technology to enhance teachers’ instructional activities. In particular we showcase the potential and impact that the use of Geometer’s Sketchpad may have on the teaching and learning of geometry at school. A series of five, two-hour teacher development workshops  in which Geometer’s Sketchpad was used were attended by 12 Grade 11 and 12 teachers. The findings revealed that teachers had a better understanding of the same geometry that they initially disliked. This finding was supported by a quantitative analysis which showed a positive change in the understanding of and beliefs about geometry from when the teachers started to the end of the workshops.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Date 2008-10-10
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/pythagoras.v0i68.63
Source Pythagoras; Issue 68 (2008); 15-21 2223-7895 1012-2346
Language eng
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Rights Copyright (c) 2008 Gerrit Stols, Andile Mji, Dirk Wessels