Teaching Geometry with TutorMates
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- González M.J., Rubio J., Recio T., González-Vega L., Pascual A. (2011) Teaching Geometry with TutorMates. In: Murgante B., Gervasi O., Iglesias A., Taniar D., Apduhan B.O. (eds) Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2011. ICCSA 2011. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6785. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
TutorMates is a new educational software designed to combine symbolic and geometric tools to teach and learn mathematics at Secondary Education level. Its main technical ingredients are: a Computer Algebra system (Maxima) plus a dynamic geometry and graphical tool (GeoGebra), and an intermediary layer that connects the user interface and the computation engine. The role of this intermediary layer is to adapt the computation kernel to the elementary mathematical needs of the expected users. All these components are adapted to the mathematics curricula of 12 to 18 years old students. In this paper, we describe how TutorMates combines and adapts these complex technological tools in order to improve the computer-aided teaching of geometry.
KeywordsEducational software symbolic and geometric computation geometry teaching
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