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Digital Templates and Mathematical Investigations

Digital templates were originally produced to provide students with physical disabilities a means to investigate and record mathematical findings. The universal design of the templates, however, provides a greater level of engagement for all students and caters for students along the whole continuum of learner differences, styles and abilities. The templates provide scaffolds for students to record open-ended investigations of spatial concepts. Digital versions of recording templates such as geoboards, grids and protractors give teachers a flexible curriculum tool. They also give students a flexible means of constructing and presenting their learning due to the digitized nature of these templates. Students are able to readily transform their mathematical recordings into a range of modes. What are digital templates? Digital Templates are, essentially, scanned image files. In their digitized form, however, they become a powerful teaching and learning resource that can be readily manipulated, enhanced and altered with a range of software tools. This workshop will also promote the use of a combination of freeware programs that assist students in transforming their static mathematical investigations into dynamic animations. As students gain an understanding of how different tools can be used to complete this digital process they also go through a process of constructing, de-constructing and re-constructing their learning discoveries.
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