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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

In addition to the activity notes and introductory movie that accompany each Dynamic Number activity, there are also a variety of professional development resources that you may find helpful in learning more about the Dynamic Number materials. Below are pre-recorded webinars and publications from the Dynamic Number team.

The five one-hour webinars below focus on a variety of mathematical themes from the Dynamic Number project. Each gives an overview of the mathematics, pedagogy, and technology featured in the activities on this website. The webinars were offered over the course of the project and as such, some of the highlighted activities are prototypes of the finalized version available here.

WEBINARS 

The five one-hour webinars below focus on a variety of mathematical themes from the Dynamic Number project. Each gives an overview of the mathematics, pedagogy, and technology featured in the activities on this website. The webinars were offered over the course of the project and as such, some of the highlighted activities are prototypes of the finalized version available here.

Numbers in Focus with Sketchpad
This webinar investigates dynamic approaches to multiples, factors, number codes, and decimal representations of fractions.
Factors and Multiples
This webinar focuses on Dynamic Number activities that develop students’ conceptual understanding of factors and multiples through engaging interactive models.
Fractions, Decimals and Place Value
This webinar provides an overview of the diverse collection of Dynamic Number activities relating to fractions, decimals, and place value.
Elementary Algebraic Reasoning with Sketchpad
This webinar explores the Dynamic Number approach to early algebraic reasoning through the use of engaging puzzles to embed algebraic reasoning in contexts where it arises naturally.
Geometric Functions
This webinar develops geometric transformations as functions. This approach emphasizes the sensory-motor experiences of functions while strengthening understanding of geometric transformations.
PUBLICATIONS 

Below are publications from the Dynamic Number research team.

Candela, Amber and John Olive. (2012). "The Affordances and Constraints in Implementing Technology-Enhanced Lessons in Elementary Mathematics Classes. In L. R. Van Zoest, J.-J. Lo, & J. L. Kratky (Eds.) Proceedings of the 34th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, pp. 1115-1118. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University.

Jackiw, Nicholas. (2013). “Touch and Multitouch in Dynamic Geometry: Sketchpad Explorer and ‘Digital’ Mathematics.” In Faggiano, E. & Montone, A. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching (149-155), Bari, Puglia: Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro.

Jackiw Nicholas et al. (2011). Sketchpad Explorer (computer software). Emeryville, California: KCP Technologies.

Jackiw, Nicholas and Nathalie Sinclair. (2010). “On the Origins of Dynamic Number in the Breakdown of Structural, Metaphoric, and Historic Conceptions of Human Mathematics.” In Proceedings of the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (137-148). Vancouver, British Columbia: Simon Fraser University.

Olive, John. (2013). “Dynamic and Interactive Mathematics Learning Environments: Opportunities and Challenges for Future Research.” Mevlana International Journal of Education (MIJE) Special Issue: Dynamic and Interactive Mathematics Learning Environments, 3:3, 8-24.  Article available for download here.

Olive, John. (2013). “New Technologies for Developing Quantitative Reasoning: Opportunities and Challenges.” In R. L. Mayes & L. L. Hatfield (Eds.) Quantitative Reasoning in Mathematics and Science Education: Papers from an International STEM Research Symposium WISDOMe Monograph, Volume #3, pp. 83-99. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming.

Olive, John. (2012). “IDEAL Technologies for Mathematics Learning: Opportunities and Challenge.” Keynote Address in Z. Karadag & Y. Devecioglu-Kaymakci (Eds.) Proceedings of I. International Dynamic, Explorative and Active Learning Conference, pp. 1-20. Bayburt, Turkey: Bayburt University.

Olive, John. (2011). “Research on Technology in Mathematics Education: Theoretical Frameworks and Practical Examples.” Keynote Address in Proceedings of the 40th Conference on Mathematics Education, pp. 3-36. Korean National University of Education (KNUE), GeongJu, Republic of Korea: The Korea Society of Educational Studies in Mathematics (KSESM).

Olive, John. (2011). “Needed Research on Technology and Mathematics Education.” In L. Gómez Chova, D. Martí Belenguer, A. López Martínez (Eds.) Proceedings of the EDULEARN11 Conference, pp. 783-792. Barcelona, Spain: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED).

Olive, John. (2011). “Fractions on a Dynamic Number Line.” In B. Ubuz (Ed.) Proceedings of the 35th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 3, pp. 289-296. Ankara, Turkey: PME.

Olive, John. (2010). “Research on Technology Tools and Applications in Mathematics Learning and Teaching.” Plenary paper published in S. A. Chamberlin & L. L. Hatfield (Eds.) New Perspectives and Directions for Collaborative Research in Mathematics Education: Papers from a Planning Conference for WISDOMe, 75-93. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming College of Education.

Scher, Daniel and Scott Steketee. (2011). "The Allure of Large Numbers." 

Steketee, Scott, and Daniel Scher. (2012).  "Using Multiple Representations to Teach Composition of Functions." Mathematics Teacher 106 (4): 260–268. Article available for download here.

Steketee, Scott. (2011). “Using Dynamic Geometry to Overcome Conceptual Difficulties with Functions.”  Poster prepared for the ICME 12 Discussion Group 9 on Geometric Functions.

Steketee, Scott. (2011). “ICME-12 Discussion Group 9 Final Report on Geometric Functions.” 

Steketee, Scott. (2011). “Developing Students’ Visualization and Understanding of Functions Through Geometry and Pictures with Sketchpad 5.”  In Integration of Technology Into Mathematics Education: Past, Present, and Future. Proceedings of the 16th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (ATCM), September 2011, Abant Izzet Baysai University, Bolu, Turkey. pp. 417–426.

Steketee, Scott and Daniel Scher. (2011). “A Geometric Path to the Concept of Function.” Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School 17 (1): 48–55. Article available for download here.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under KCP Technologies Award ID 0918733, with grant period September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2013. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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