Dynamic learning approach to studying curve stitching on a unit circle

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Abstract

In this article, we report a study on how students learn elementary number theory concepts via pre-constructed activities of curve stitching on a unit circle. By using a dynamic learning approach, students were able to observe and guess the patterns of curve-stitching figures and explore how they were related to the total number of points on the circle and the interval between any pair of connected points. The subjects were pre-service and in-service primary mathematics teachers majored in mathematics or information technology in a BEd programme offered by the Hong Kong Institute of Education. We also discuss some teaching and learning issues related to this topic. Copyright © 2013 The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-229
JournalTeaching Mathematics and its Applications
Volume32
Issue number4
Early online dateNov 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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Citation

Poon, K.-K., & Man, Y.-K. (2013). Dynamic learning approach to studying curve stitching on a unit circle. Teaching Mathematics and its Applications, 32(4), 223-229.