Mixing colours: An ICT tool based on a semiotic framework for mathematical meaning-makng about ratio and fractions
Yeh , Andy & Nason , Rod (2008) Mixing colours: An ICT tool based on a semiotic framework for mathematical meaning-makng about ratio and fractions. In Goos, Merrilyn, Brown , Ray, & Makar , Katie (Eds.) Proceedings of the: 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia: Navigating currents and charting directions, Mathematics Research Group of Australasia, St Lucia, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 605-611.
This paper reports on the research and development of an ICT tool to facilitate the learning of ratio and fractions by adult prisoners. The design of the ICT tool was informed by a semiotic framework for mathematical meaning-making. The ICT tool thus employed multiple semiotic resources including topological, typological, and social-actional resources. The results showed that individual semiotic resource could only represent part of the mathematical concept, while at the same time it might signify something else to create a misconception. When multiple semiotic resources were utilised the mathematical ideas could be better learnt.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Mathematical Meaning Making, Education in Prisms, Teaching Ratios, Teaching Fractions|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 MERGA|
|Deposited On:||18 Dec 2009 10:49|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 18:10|
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