Nathalie Sinclair (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 16:15
Universität Potsdam, Campus Golm
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, 14476 Potsdam, Raum 0.108, Haus 28
Berlin-Brandenburgisches Seminar Mathematik und ihre Didaktik
Universität Potsdam, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin
Multiplication is often taught as repeated addition, especially in the early years of school, which leads to challenges for students when they encounter situations in which they have to think multiplicatively. TouchTimes is a new multitouch App that builds on the insights of prior work (especially with TouchCounts) that has been designed to offer a gesture-based mode of mathematical manipulation and communication. It has been designed to offer a more Davydovian approach to multiplication that enables haptic, symbolic and visual forms of engagements. I will report on preliminary results, focusing primarily on the bi-handed gestural interactions that 8-9 year-old children use to express multiplicative events.
submitted by Marion Thomma (thomma@math.hu-berlin.de, 2093-5815)