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The Geometric Supposer by Beth Wilson, Michal Yerushalmy, Judah L. Schwartz

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10    From Recitation to Construction: Teachers Change With New Technologies

Martha Stone Wiske

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Richard Houde

Weston, Massachusettes School System

Mathematics education has been widely criticized for concentrating too much on rote memorization of facts and algorithms and for failing to teach students how to pose and solve problems (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM], 1988; National Research Council [NRC], 1985; National Science Board on Precollege Education [NSBC], 1983). Recently, computer technology has been hailed as a tool with the potential to help shift mathematics education away from recitation of ready-made knowledge toward active inquiry and construction of knowledge. Equipped ...

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