Theory of semiotic mediation in teaching and learning linear algebra: In search of a viewpoint in the use of ICT

Turgut M.

9th Congress of the European-Society-for-Research-in-Mathematics-Education (CERME), Prague, Czech Republic, 4 - 08 February 2015, pp.2418-2424 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.2418-2424
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents a research project on the description of a linear algebra course within the perspective of the Theory of Semiotic Mediation (TSM), in order to construct mathematical meanings prioritizing artefact-sign (i.e., ICT tools) and social context relationships. I will first describe the project and, following a theoretical framework of the TSM, discuss a priori epistemological analysis of GeoGebra's potentiality to be used as an artefact to bring out key linear algebra concepts in future didactic interventions. I also present the results of a pilot study elaborating the potentiality of GeoGebra for students' construction of the mathematical meaning of free variables. Future steps of the project are also outlined.