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Mathematics Education Centre

Events

Prof. Paul Drijvers - Utrecht University, Netherlands

Algebra artefacts

Abstract

Digital tools for algebra are widely available. On the one hand, the opportunity to outsource most algebraic work to such tools questions the legitimacy of current algebra curricula. On the other hand, the question is of how to “exploit” such tools for educational purpose:  can students learn algebra efficiently through the use of digital technology? In this presentation, these questions will be addressed through examples, and findings from qualitative and quantitative studies.

Speaker: Paul Drijvers is a professor in mathematics education at Utrecht University’s Freudenthal Institute. He also works as a research scientist at Cito, a Dutch testing and assessment institute.