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“The Emergence Of Mathematics Structures”

Hegedus, S., & Moreno-Armella, L. (2011). The emergence of mathematical structures. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 77(2-3), 369-388

Stephen Hegedus, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Luis Moreno-Armella, Cinvestav, Mexico

Educational Studies in Mathematics, Volume 77, Issue 2, 2011, pp. 369-388

We present epistemological ruptures that have occurred in mathematical history and in the transformation of using technology in mathematics education in the twenty-first century. We describe how such changes establish a new form of digital semiotics that challenges learning paradigms and mathematical inquiry for learners today. We focus on drawing analogies between the emergence of non-Euclidean geometry with recent advances in technological environments that are dynamic and interactive both visually and haptically. This analysis yields a new digital semiotic theory.


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