ReMath: Representing Mathematics with Digital Media (IST-4-26751)
The ReMath project was aimed at exploring European-level integration of theoretical frameworks regarding mathematics teaching and learning with digital technologies, taking a 'learning through representing' approach and focusing on the didactical functionality of digital media. The work was based on evidence from experience involving a cyclical process of:
- developing six state-of-the-art dynamic digital artefacts for representing mathematics involving the domains of algebra, geometry and applied mathematics;
- developing scenarios for the use of these artefacts for educational added value;
- carrying out empirical research involving cross-experimentation in realistic educational contexts.
ITD's involvement in the ReMath project specifically regarded:
- development of an interactive mathematics tool (ALNUSET) for teaching/learning algebra in secondary school;
- design of a conceptual model for representing pedagogical scenarios and creation of a computer-based tool for constructing and viewing experimental scenarios (called Pedagogical Plan Manager);
- development of a detailed pedagogical scenario based on classroom use of the ITD-developed software, ALNUSET, and of another collaboratively-designed scenario that features use of software from another ReMath partner;
- classroom experimentation of the two scenarios with a view to evaluating the above-mentioned undertakings and to providing input towards the general aims of the project.