Materialization Potential and Teacher knowledge on CAS

Start up seminar


Rongrong Huo, University of Copenhagen


Computer software appears more or less extensively in secondary and tertiary mathematics teaching and the main purpose is to facilitate students’ development of mathematical knowledge (not necessarily involving the use of technology). The PhD project aims to investigate the ‘discontinuity’  or gap between the mathematical knowledge acquired by university students and the knowledge about didactical uses of computer software which is relevant in upper secondary school, where many of them become teachers; and also to develop end experiment ways to fill this gap. More specifically, it will focus on how CAS (Computer algebra systems) is or could be used (in high school) to visualize properties functions of one or more variables, and the teacher knowledge required to do realize the associate materialization potential.