A computer-based graph-sketching environment for teaching and learning

Siu Cheung KONG, Lam For KWOK

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Abstract

A Computer-based Graph-sketching Environment (CGE) for teaching and learning of quadratic graphs in secondary mathematics was developed. The objectives of the system are to provide an environment with embedded Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) for teachers to design lesson plans, and for students to learn mathematics by guided instructions and exploration. CGE was developed using the rapid prototyping approach. It was constructed in Visual BASIC with integration to Maple™ to take its mathematical strength. CGE contains examples and guided exercises. Guided drilling practices may help students to grasp the completing square method for finding the optimal points of the quadratics. Teachers can utilize the computer-based environment to design their own examples and plan their lessons. Students can explore graphs at their own choices. Copyright © 1998 香港中文大學教育學院, 香港中文大學香港教育研究所.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Chinese Conference on Computer in Education '98
Editors 李芳樂, 倪玉菁
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Pages40-46
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Teaching
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Visual BASIC
Rapid prototyping
Drilling

Citation

Kong, S. C.、Kwok, L. F. (1998):A computer-based graph-sketching environment for teaching and learning. In 李芳樂 & 倪玉菁主編, Global Chinese Conference on Computer in Education '98 (pp. 40-46). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Keywords

  • Computer-based Environment (CBE)
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK)
  • Interactive Learning Environment (ILE)
  • Graph-sketching