On Hands-On Material and Real-World Context

  • Claudio Alsina
Part of the Realitätsbezüge im Mathematikunterricht book series (REIMA)


Abstract. Modelling and applications play a key role in mathematics education in order to develop quantitative thinking. Technology offers today great opportunities to deal with that development but a question arises: may technology substitute completely the classical role hands-on materials? We think the answer is no. We will review the interest of old and new hands-on materials, use of everyday life resources and contexts in today’s learning processes.


Mathematics Education Water Glass Teaching Math Visual Thinking Folding Form 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudio Alsina
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  1. 1.Sec. Matematiques ETSAB,Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya,BarcelonaSpain

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