Mixing colours : an ICT tool based on a semiotic framework for mathematical meaning-making about ratio and fractions

Yeh, Andy & Nason, Rodney A. (2008) Mixing colours : an ICT tool based on a semiotic framework for mathematical meaning-making about ratio and fractions. In Goos, Merrilyn, Brown , Ray, & Makar, Katie (Eds.) Navigating Currents and Charting Directions : Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, MERGA Inc, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 605-611.

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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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ID Code: 30258
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISBN: 9781920846176
Subjects: 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 Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 MERGA Inc.
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2010 22:05
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2015 23:53

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