USING FREE SOFTWARE AS A RESOURCE IN THE TEACHING LEARNING PROCESS
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The ways of observing the perspectives of the teaching- learning of mathematics opens the possibility of developing new educational models that foster an appropriate relation between knowledge, skills and attitudes which offer students the ability of entrepreneurial mindset responsibility, creativity and flexibility in their professional performance. By these means, the alternative methods of thought lead to reflection and with the help of digital resources, it can be designed educational scenarios of how to learn and teach mathematics that help supplement learning by providing a relevant change in the understanding and meaning of objects with their properties (quantity, space and shape, change and relations and uncertainty), such as: the algebraic form, the geometric form - analytic and graphic.
Through critical generating, reflective thinking, dynamic interaction and practice with students, the technological resources must be associated with the desire to find ways to improve the teaching-learning process in the classroom. So that you can use of digital resources as a necessary technical educational tool that allows the visualization and understanding of real problems and practical examples as demonstrated by the instance of motion with respect to time where changes are speed, and acceleration.
But digital resource value is not intrinsic: It depends mainly on the context used. Appropriation of these tools means, in addition to acquiring an instrumental knowledge, applying an approach quantitatively different from the applications in which they are used.
Using free software and training as Geogebra, allows graphical, analytical and dynamic visualizations, while not forgetting the conceptual tools of knowledge that underlie the practice of teaching mathematics. This free software application combines representations of programs with dynamic geometry of algebraic systems. GeoGebra objects are considered as representing dynamic displacements that can be observed both graphically and analytically.
Keywords: Technology, information, graphic, visualization, mathematics.