Recent years in Mathematics Education research saw the emergence of ‘Big Ideas in Mathematics’ and ‘Computational Thinking’ as two areas of intense research. This paper highlights the technological and pedagogical affordances of electronic spreadsheets, which make them a convenient and practical technological nexus between ‘Big Ideas in Mathematics’ and ‘Computational Thinking’ in a Mathematics classroom. To demonstrate how such a connection is realized in authentic classroom settings, some instructional exemplars that have been designed and deployed in Asian (senior) high schools are provided here. Our present approach for generating such mathematics lessons may be considered as one of the ways for mathematics teachers to transform their understanding of big ideas of mathematics into tasks and lessons in the classroom. Copyright © 2022 Mathematics & Technology, LLC.
|Journal||Proceedings of the Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|