The Influence and Shaping of Digital Technologies on the Learning – and Learning Trajectories – of Mathematical Concepts

TítuloThe Influence and Shaping of Digital Technologies on the Learning – and Learning Trajectories – of Mathematical Concepts
Tipo de publicaciónBook Chapter
Year of Publication2009
AutoresSacristán AI, Calder N, Rojano T, Santos M, Friedlander A, Meissner T, Tabach M, Moreno L, Perrusquía E
Book TitleMathematics Education and Technology-Rethinking the Terrain.The 17th ICMI Study.
Chapter9
Pagination179-226
PublisherSpringer
ISBN978-1-4419-0145-3
Resumen

The significant development and use of digital technologies has opened up diverse routes for learners to construct and comprehend mathematical knowledge and to solve problems. This implies a revision of the pedagogical landscape in terms of the ways in which students engage in learning, and how understandings emerge. In this chapter we consider how the availability of digital technologies has allowed intended learning trajectories to be structured in particular forms and how these, coupled with the affordances of engaging mathematical tasks through digital pedagogical media, might shape the actual learning trajectories. The evolution of hypothetical learning trajectories is examined, while the transitions learners make when traversing these pathways are also considered. Particular instances are illustrated with examples in several settings.