Studying Virtual Math Teams

Author: Gerry Stahl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441902376

Category: Education

Page: 626

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Studying Virtual Math Teams centers on detailed empirical studies of how students in small online groups make sense of math issues and how they solve problems by making meaning together. These studies are woven together with materials that describe the online environment and pedagogical orientation, as well as reflections on the theoretical implications of the findings in the studies. The nature of group cognition and shared meaning making in collaborative learning is a foundational research issue in CSCL. More generally, the theme of sense making is a central topic in information science. While many authors allude to these topics, few have provided this kind of detailed analysis of the mechanisms of intersubjective meaning making. This book presents a coherent research agenda that has been pursued by the author and his research group. The book opens with descriptions of the project and its methodology, as well as situating this research in the past and present context of the CSCL research field. The core research team then presents five concrete analyses of group interactions in different phases of the Virtual Math Teams research project. These chapters are followed by several studies by international collaborators, discussing the group discourse, the software affordances and alternative representations of the interaction, all using data from the VMT project. The concluding chapters address implications for the theory of group cognition and for the methodology of the learning sciences. In addition to substantial introductory and concluding chapters, this important new book includes analyses based upon the author's previous research, thereby providing smooth continuity and an engaging flow that follows the progression of the research. The VMT project has dual goals: (a) to provide a source of experience and data for practical and theoretical explorations of group knowledge building and (b) to develop an effective online environment and educational service for collaborative learning of mathematics. Studying Virtual Math Teams reflects these twin orientations, reviewing the intertwined aims and development of a rigorous science of small-group cognition and a Web 2.0 educational math service. It documents the kinds of interactional methods that small groups use to explore math issues and provides a glimpse into the potential of online interaction to promote productive math discourse.

International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Virtual Manipulatives

Author: Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319327186

Category: Education

Page: 345

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This book explores terminology, frameworks, and research being conducted worldwide on virtual manipulatives. It brings together international authors who provide their perspectives on virtual manipulatives in research and teaching. By defining terminology, explaining conceptual and theoretical frameworks, and reporting research, the authors provide a comprehensive foundation on the study and use of virtual manipulatives for mathematics teaching and learning. This foundation provides a common way for researchers to communicate about virtual manipulatives and build on the major works that have been conducted on this topic. By discussing these big ideas, the book advances knowledge for future research on virtual manipulatives as these dynamic tools move from computer platforms to hand-held, touch-screen, and augmented platforms.

Mathematics and the Body

Material Entanglements in the Classroom

Author: Elizabeth de Freitas,Nathalie Sinclair

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107039487

Category: Education

Page: 312

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This book expands the landscape of research in mathematics education by analyzing how the body influences mathematical thinking.

Visual Mathematics and Cyberlearning

Author: Dragana Martinovic,Viktor Freiman,Zekeriya Karadag

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400723210

Category: Education

Page: 250

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This first book in the series will describe the Net Generation as visual learners who thrive when surrounded with new technologies and whose needs can be met with the technological innovations. These new learners seek novel ways of studying, such as collaborating with peers, multitasking, as well as use of multimedia, the Internet, and other Information and Communication Technologies. Here we present mathematics as a contemporary subject that is engaging, exciting and enlightening in new ways. For example, in the distributed environment of cyber space, mathematics learners play games, watch presentations on YouTube, create Java applets of mathematics simulations and exchange thoughts over the Instant Messaging tool. How should mathematics education resonate with these learners and technological novelties that excite them?

Priority of Events

Author: Sean Bowden

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748650776

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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This is a radical interpretation of Deleuze's Logic of Sense. It focuses on Deleuze's concept of events and brings Deleuze's work into relation with the traditions of process philosophy and American pragmatism.

Mathematics, Ideas and the Physical Real

Author: Albert Lautman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441146547

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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Albert Lautman (1908-1944) was a French philosopher of mathematics whose work played a crucial role in the history of contemporary French philosophy. His ideas have had an enormous influence on key contemporary thinkers including Gilles Deleuze and Alain Badiou, for whom he is a major touchstone in the development of their own engagements with mathematics. Mathematics, Ideas and the Physical Real presents the first English translation of Lautman's published works between 1933 and his death in 1944. Rather than being preoccupied with the relation of mathematics to logic or with the problems of foundation, which have dominated philosophical reflection on mathematics, Lautman undertakes to develop an understanding of the broader structure of mathematics and its evolution. The two powerful ideas that are constants throughout his work, and which have dominated subsequent developments in mathematics, are the concept of mathematical structure and the idea of the essential unity underlying the apparent multiplicity of mathematical disciplines. This collection of his major writings offers readers a much-needed insight into his influence on the development of mathematics and philosophy.

Learning Across Sites

New Tools, Infrastructures and Practices

Author: Sten R. Ludvigsen,Andreas Lund,Ingvill Rasmussen,Roger Säljö

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136943919

Category: Education

Page: 400

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The ever evolving, technology-intensive nature of the twenty-first century workplace has caused an acceleration in the division of labour, whereby work practices are becoming highly specialised and learning and the communication of knowledge is in a constant state of flux. This poses a challenge for education and learning: as knowledge and expertise increasingly evolve, how can individuals be prepared through education to participate in specific industries and organisations, both as newcomers and throughout their careers? Learning Across Sites brings together a diverse range of contributions from leading international researchers to examine the impacts and roles which evolving digital technologies have on our navigation of education and professional work environments. Viewing learning as a socially organised activity, the contributors explore the evolution of learning technologies and knowledge acquisition in networked societies through empirical research in a range of industries and workplaces. The areas of study include public administration, engineering, production, and healthcare and the contributions address the following questions: How are learning activities organised? How are tools and infrastructures used? What competences are needed to participate in specialised activities? What counts as knowledge in multiple and diverse settings? Where can parallels be drawn between workplaces? Addressing an emerging problem of adaptation in contemporary education, this book is essential reading for all those undertaking postgraduate study and research in the fields of educational psychology, informatics and applied information technology.

Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics

4th International Conference, PPAM 2001 Naleczow, Poland, September 9-12, 2001 Revised Papers

Author: Roman Wyrzykowski,Jack Dongarra,Marcin Paprzycki,Jerzy Wasniewski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540437924

Category: Computers

Page: 915

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics, PPAM 2002, held in Naleczow, Poland, in September 2001. The 101 papers presented were carefully reviewed and improved during two rounds of reviewing and revision. The book offers topical sections on distributed and grid architectures, scheduling and load balancing, performance analysis and prediction, parallel non-numerical algorithms, parallel programming, tools and environments, parallel numerical algorithms, applications, and evolutionary computing and neural networks.

Meeting the Standards in Primary ICT

A Guide to the ITTNC

Author: Steve Higgins,Nick Packard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134581459

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This practical guide to using ICT in the primary classroom addresses all the concerns of student teachers and provides plenty of ideas and advice on how to incorporate ICT into classroom practice on a daily basis. The authors bring together theory and practice to help prospective and new teachers acquire and develop the skills required for using ICT effectively. Meeting the Standards in Primary ICT is split into three sections which will: help assess the readers' ICT skills, knowledge and understanding discuss ways of incorporating ICT for teaching across the primary curriculum help the reader to think about ICT and their own professional learning and development. This book will be an invaluable resource for all student teachers on primary training courses, lecturers and mentors supporting trainees on these courses and newly qualified teachers (NQTs).

Badiou and Philosophy

Author: Sean Bowden

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748668330

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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This collection of thirteen essays engages directly with the work of Alain Badiou, focusing specifically on the philosophical content of his work and the various connections he established with both his contemporaries and his philosophical heritage.

Social Constructivism as a Philosophy of Mathematics

Author: Paul Ernest

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791435885

Category: Philosophy

Page: 315

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Extends the ideas of social constructivism to the philosophy of mathematics, developing a powerful critique of traditional absolutist conceptions of mathematics, and proposing a reconceptualization of the philosophy of mathematics.

Windows on Mathematical Meanings

Learning Cultures and Computers

Author: Richard Noss,Celia Hoyles

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400916965

Category: Education

Page: 278

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This book challenges some of the conventional wisdoms on the learning of mathematics. The authors use the computer as a window onto mathematical meaning-making. The pivot of their theory is the idea of webbing, which explains how someone struggling with a new mathematical idea can draw on supportive knowledge, and reconciles the individual's role in mathematical learning with the part played by epistemological, social and cultural forces.

Guide to NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788146237

Category:

Page: 164

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Gathers in one place descriptions of NIST's many programs, products, services, and research projects, along with contact names, phone numbers, and e-mail and World Wide Web addresses for further information. It is divided into chapters covering each of NIST's major operating units. In addition, each chapter on laboratory programs includes subheadings for NIST organizational division or subject areas. Covers: electronics and electrical engineering; manufacturing engineering; chemical science and technology; physics; materials science and engineering; building and fire research and information technology.

Advanced Computer Systems

Eighth International Conference, ACS’ 2001 Mielno, Poland October 17–19, 2001 Proceedings

Author: Jerzy Soldek,Khalid Saeed,Jerzy Pejas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792376514

Category: Computers

Page: 500

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Advanced Computer Systems is a collection of forty selected papers presented to the Eighth International Conference on Computer Systems, October 2001 in Mielno, Poland. These papers provide a comprehensive summary of practice and research progress in information technologies: Recognition, Security and Safety concentrates on the widely-known problems of information systems security. Methods of Artificial Intelligence presents methods and algorithms which are the basics for the applications of artificial intelligence environments. Intelligent Agents and Distributed Activities includes laboratory research on multiagent intelligent systems as well as upon their applications in searching information, negotiating and supporting decision. Distributed Productions Networks and Modeling Complex Systems present production processes in distributed shared virtual environment, virtual solution of integer optimization problems, and a queuing approach to performance optimization in the distributed production network.

Building Virtual Communities

Learning and Change in Cyberspace

Author: K. Ann Renninger,Wesley Shumar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521785587

Category: Computers

Page: 380

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Building Virtual Communities examines how learning and cognitive change are fostered by online communities. The chapters provide a basis for thinking about the dynamics of Internet community building. This includes consideration of the role of the self or individual as a participant in virtual community, and the design and refinement of technology as the conduit for extending and enhancing the possibilities of community building in cyberspace. Building Virtual Communities will interest educators, psychologists, sociologists, and researchers in human-computer interaction.

New Tertiary Mathematics

Further Applied Mathematics

Author: C. Plumpton,P. S. W. Macliwaine

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483147738

Category: Mathematics

Page: 233

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New Tertiary Mathematics, Volume 2, Part 2: Further Applied Mathematics deals with various topics of theoretical mechanics and probability, from statics and the dynamics of a rigid body to the dynamics of a particle with one and two degrees of freedom. Many examples of varying difficulty are worked in the text and exercises are added after each major topic is covered. This book is comprised of five chapters and opens with a discussion on statics, with particular reference to the analysis of systems of forces in three dimensions, along with virtual work, stability, and the catenary. Complicated equilibrium problems are considered. The reader is then introduced to the dynamics of a particle in one and two dimensions, as well as the implications of the Galilean transformation and the general theorems of motion for a system of particles. These theorems are applied to simple cases of the motion of a rigid body. The final chapter on probability examines normal and Poisson distributions, Markov chains, and miscellaneous problems. This monograph will be a useful resource for mathematical pupils and students engaged in private study.

Deleuze Beyond Badiou

Ontology, Multiplicity, and Event

Author: Clayton Crockett

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231530919

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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First published in 1997, Alain Badiou's Deleuze: The Clamor of Being cast Gilles Deleuze as a secret philosopher of the One. In this work, Clayton Crockett rehabilitates Deleuze's position within contemporary political and philosophical thought, advancing an original reading of the thinker's major works and a constructive conception of his philosophical ontology. Through close readings of Deleuze's Difference and Repetition, Capitalism and Schizophrenia (with Felix Guattari), and Cinema 2, Crockett argues that Deleuze is anything but the austere, quietistic, and aristocratic intellectual Badiou had portrayed. Instead, Crockett underscores Deleuze's radical aesthetics and innovative scientific, political, and mathematical forms of thought. He also refutes the notion Deleuze retreated from politics toward the end of his life. Using Badiou's critique as a foil, Crockett maintains the profound continuity of Deleuze's work and builds a general interpretation of his more obscure formulations.