[Maths-Education] Cabri -3D
Thomas =?iso-8859-1?Q?Lingefj=E4rd?=
Thomas.Lingefjard@ped.gu.se
Wed, 07 Feb 2001 14:04:37 +0100
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Sounds very interesting to me and even if I'm not sure that I can=20
participate in the seminar, I would like to stay informed.
Best, Thomas
At 13:02 2001-02-07 +0000, you wrote:
>I am planning to host a seminar to look at Nicolas' work on his new 3D=20
>software which is based on Cabri. Have a look at the attachment for more=20
>details. Please could you let me know if you would be interested in=20
>attending? The date will be fixed to accommodate those who express an=
interest.
>
>Malcolm Swan
>
>Working with Calques 3D, a microworld for learning spatial geometry
>
>I am hoping to contact and work with a small group of mathematics teachers=
=20
>and educational researchers who would like to collaborate with me in the=20
>evaluation of a computer-based environment that I have developed to=20
>support learning and visualisation in geometry.
>
>For anyone who is familiar with tools such as Geometer's Sketchpad, or=20
>Cabri-Geometer, my system (Calques 3D) falls into the same family but is=20
>special in that it supports visualisation in 3 dimensions. For those who=20
>are not familiar with this family of learning tools, the main=20
>characteristics is that they enable both teachers and learners to=20
>manipulate visual images of geometric figures to see how different actions=
=20
>and changes in perspective.
>
>I developed Calques 3D as part of my Computer Science Ph.D. in France. I=20
>worked with two teams of secondary school mathematics teachers who helped=
=20
>me to design and develop the system. The main objective of this=20
>collaborative work was to provide the teachers (as final users) with=20
>software that would fit their needs and their own approaches of teaching=20
>spatial geometry. As a result, the software is representative of (a part=20
>of) the French Curriculum and has required some limitation and pruning of=
=20
>the spatial geometry domain.
>The teachers used Calques 3D in their classroom, mainly to use it as a=20
>demonstration or presentation tool by the teacher; Although it is possible=
=20
>for students to use the system for guided or free discovery activity, we=20
>didn't look at this in any detail. Now, I would like to work with=20
>colleagues to explore how Calques 3D can be adapted for use in UK schools=
=20
>and explore pupil's learning in detail. The precise questions to be=20
>addressed would be defined by the team, but I would like to focus on -
>=85 About the pedagogical content:
>Do the pedagogical contents of Calques 3D, in its current state, suitable=
=20
>with an English educational context? What kind of new=20
>functionalities/features or improvements does it need in order to fulfil=20
>the requirements induced by this context? Etc.
>=85 About the pedagogical use:
>How can Calques 3Dbe integrated in the National Curriculum? What kind of=20
>activities, that are part of this Curriculum, could you actually manage=20
>with the software? What kind of activities Calques 3D allows you to manage=
=20
>more easily or efficiently? What kind of activities does it allow you to=20
>manage that, in a way or in another, enlarge the scope of geometry=20
>teaching? Etc.
>=85 About the pedagogical outcomes:
>As a computer-based learning environment, how do the students perceive=20
>Calques 3D? Does the software provide them with a more efficient way of=20
>learning and understanding spatial geometry? What are the main=20
>differences, in term of learning, motivation, etc., between such a=20
>computer-based learning environment and a paper-pencil environment? Etc.
>
>I would like to organise a meeting where I will demonstrate the software,=
=20
>let you play around with it and discuss about the evaluation process and=20
>how your help would be appreciated.
>--
>Malcolm Swan
>School of Education
>Jubilee Campus
>Nottingham
>NG8 1BB
>Tel +44 (0) 115 951 4412
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Med v=E4nliga h=E4lsningar/ Best Regards
Thomas
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Gothenburg University
Department of Education
Section of Mathematics
Box 300
SE 405 30 Gothenburg
SWEDEN
Visiting adress: Fr=F6lundagatan 118, Room D2 83
Phone: +46 (0)31 773 22 53 Office
Phone: +46 (0)31 29 39 73 Home
Cellular: +46 (0)708 29 39 73
Fax: +46 (0)31 773 22 81 Office
Fax: +46 (0)31 69 95 55 Home
E-mail: Thomas.Lingefjard@ped.gu.se
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Sounds very interesting to me and even if I'm not sure that I can
participate in the seminar, I would like to stay informed.
Best, Thomas
At 13:02 2001-02-07 +0000, you wrote:
I am planning to
host a seminar to look at Nicolas' work on his new 3D software which is
based on Cabri. Have a look at the attachment for more details. Please
could you let me know if you would be interested in attending? The date
will be fixed to accommodate those who express an interest.
Malcolm Swan
Working with Calques 3D, a microworld for learning spatial geometry
I am hoping to contact and work with a small
group of mathematics teachers and educational researchers who would like
to collaborate with me in the evaluation of a computer-based environment
that I have developed to support learning and visualisation in
geometry.
For anyone who is familiar with tools such as Geometer's Sketchpad, or
Cabri-Geometer, my system (Calques 3D) falls into the same family but is
special in that it supports visualisation in 3 dimensions. For those who
are not familiar with this family of learning tools, the main
characteristics is that they enable both teachers and learners to
manipulate visual images of geometric figures to see how different
actions and changes in perspective.
I developed Calques 3D as part of my Computer Science Ph.D. in France. I
worked with two teams of secondary school mathematics teachers who helped
me to design and develop the system. The main objective of this
collaborative work was to provide the teachers (as final users) with
software that would fit their needs and their own approaches of teaching
spatial geometry. As a result, the software is representative of (a part
of) the French Curriculum and has required some limitation and pruning of
the spatial geometry domain.
The teachers used Calques 3D in their classroom, mainly to
use it as a demonstration or presentation tool by the teacher; Although
it is possible for students to use the system for guided or free
discovery activity, we didn't look at this in any detail. Now, I would
like to work with colleagues to explore how Calques 3D can be adapted for
use in UK schools and explore pupil's learning in detail. The precise
questions to be addressed would be defined by the team, but I would like
to focus on -
=85 About the pedagogical
content:
Do the pedagogical contents of Calques 3D, in its current state,
suitable with an English educational context? What kind of new
functionalities/features or improvements does it need in order to fulfil
the requirements induced by this context? Etc.
=85 About the pedagogical use:
How can Calques 3Dbe integrated in the National Curriculum? What kind
of activities, that are part of this Curriculum, could you actually
manage with the software? What kind of activities Calques 3D allows you
to manage more easily or efficiently? What kind of activities does it
allow you to manage that, in a way or in another, enlarge the scope of
geometry teaching? Etc.
=85 About the pedagogical
outcomes:
As a computer-based learning environment, how do the
students perceive Calques 3D? Does the software provide them with a more
efficient way of learning and understanding spatial geometry? What are
the main differences, in term of learning, motivation, etc., between such
a computer-based learning environment and a paper-pencil environment?
Etc.
I would like to organise a meeting where I will demonstrate the software,
let you play around with it and discuss about the evaluation process and
how your help would be appreciated.
--
Malcolm Swan
School of Education
Jubilee Campus
Nottingham
NG8 1BB
Tel +44 (0) 115 951 4412
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Med v=E4nliga h=E4lsningar/ Best Regards
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Thomas
*******************************************************
Thomas Lingefj=E4rd
Gothenburg University
Department of Education
Section of Mathematics
Box 300
SE 405 30 Gothenburg
SWEDEN
Visiting adress: Fr=F6lundagatan 118, Room D2 83
Phone: +46 (0)31 773 22=
53 Office
Phone: +46 (0)31 29 39=
73 Home
Cellular: +46 (0)708 29 39 73
Fax: +46=
(0)31 773 22 81 Office
Fax: +46=
(0)31 69 95 55 Home
E-mail: =
Thomas.Lingefjard@ped.gu.se
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