STUDENTS’ EXPLORATION OF TANGIBLE GEOMETRIC MODELS: FOCUS ON SHIFTS OF ATTENTION

Alik Palatnik*

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Abstract

This empirical study applies the analytical apparatus of Mason’s shifts of attention theory to investigate why and how using physical models of different scales can facilitate learning of (spatial) geometry. In the presented case study, six high school students learned the properties of icosahedron by constructing and exploring physical models. Shifts in the focus and structures of attention were associated with multimodal perception and collaborative physical actions of students with and through the models. Models of different scales landed students different affordances for exploration, facilitating noticing of invariant scale-free features of a geometric object and influencing the dynamic of student collaboration.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2022
EditorsCeneida Fernández, Salvador Llinares, Ángel Gutiérrez, Núria Planas
PublisherPsychology of Mathematics Education (PME)
Pages275-282
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9788413021775
StatePublished - 2022
Event45th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME 2022 - Alicante, Spain
Duration: 18 Jul 202223 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education
Volume3
ISSN (Print)0771-100X
ISSN (Electronic)2790-3648

Conference

Conference45th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME 2022
Country/TerritorySpain
CityAlicante
Period18/07/2223/07/22

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