TY: CONF
T1 - Algebraic thinking of grade 8 students in solving word problems with a spreadsheet
A1 - Nobre, Sandra
A1 - Amado, Nélia
A1 - Carreira, Susana
A1 - Ponte, João Pedro da
N2 - This paper describes and discusses the activity of grade 8 students on two word
problems, using a spreadsheet. We look at particular uses of the spreadsheet, namely
at the students? representations, as ways of eliciting forms of algebraic thinking
involved in solving the problems. We aim to see how the spreadsheet allows the solution of formally impracticable problems at students? level of algebra knowledge,
by making them treatable through the computational logic that is intrinsic to the
operating modes of the spreadsheet. The protocols of the problem solving sessions
provided ways to describe and interpret the relationships that students established
between the variables in the problems and their representations in the spreadsheet.
UR - http://repositorio.ul.pt/handle/10451/4480
Y1 - 2011
PB - No publisher defined