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Pages: 1775-1781
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0522

Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain


S. Nápoles, J. Soeiro

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (PORTUGAL)
Attracting students of different levels of education and stimulating the interest in mathematics in the youngest has been a concern of the Department of Mathematics of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon.

In this paper we report three activities that, using as starting point the Portuguese “azulejos” (tiles) and taking advantage of the interactivity associated with the GeoGebra free access program, emphasise the natural links between geometry and art.

The sessions last for two hours and take place in the newly created "Laboratory of Geometry" equipped with computers sponsored by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in the context of "Innovative Projects in the Educational Domain".

The many students who, accompanied by their mathematics teachers, come to the Faculty of Sciences to participate in these activities, and the way they engage in the challenges put to them, reinforces our conviction that the visual and interactive exploration of concepts facilitates their understanding and arouses the urge of "experiencing geometry".
keywords: tile, geometry, technology.
author = {N{\'{a}}poles, S. and Soeiro, J.},
series = {10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN18 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-02709-5},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2018.0522},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2018.0522},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Palma, Spain},
month = {2-4 July, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {1775-1781}}
AU - S. Nápoles AU - J. Soeiro
SN - 978-84-09-02709-5/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0522
PY - 2018
Y1 - 2-4 July, 2018
CI - Palma, Spain
JO - 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN18 Proceedings
SP - 1775
EP - 1781
ER -
S. Nápoles, J. Soeiro (2018) EXPERIENCING GEOMETRY, EDULEARN18 Proceedings, pp. 1775-1781.