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Teachers as Designers of Digital Educational Resources for Creative Mathematical Thinking

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the design of digital C-books, c for creativity, incorporating dynamic constructionist artefacts that aim to induce creative mathematical thinking (CMT). We studied the design of C-books by mathematics teachers in collectives of educational professionals with a diversity of expertise. The analysis of the design process of a C-book on Curvature shows that the interactions fostered allowed mathematics teachers to learn from diverse practitioners. The C-book was developed as a collective document combining a variety of shared resources. The C-book technology allowing for the design of diverse malleable and improvable resources supported the infusion of constructionist and creative elements in the C-book resulting in more innovative approaches to teaching curvature.

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  • Mathematics teachers’ resources
  • Constructionist design
  • Social creativity
  • Creative mathematical thinking
  • Curvature

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    These three criteria were developed throughout several cycles of work of a larger project focusing on the communal design of digital resources for fostering mathematical creativity (www.mc2-project.eu), of which the current study constitutes a part.

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The research leading to these results was co-funded by the European Union, under FP7 (2007–2013), GA 610467 project “M C Squared”. This publication reflects only the authors’ views and the Union is not liable for any use of the information contained therein.

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Kynigos, C., Kolovou, A. (2018). Teachers as Designers of Digital Educational Resources for Creative Mathematical Thinking. In: Fan, L., Trouche, L., Qi, C., Rezat, S., Visnovska, J. (eds) Research on Mathematics Textbooks and Teachers’ Resources. ICME-13 Monographs. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73253-4_7

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