Embodied Approach to the Concept of Vector and its Application

Han Hyuk Cho, Chang Kyun Noh, In Yong Choi
2014 Research in Mathematical Education  
The current mathematical education calls for a learning environment from the constructionism perspective that actively creates mathematical objects. This research first analyzes JavaMAL's expression 'move' that enables students to express the agent's behavior constructively before they learn vector as a formal concept. Since expression 'move' is based on a coordinate, it naturally corresponds with the expression of vectors used in school mathematics and lets students take an embodied approach
more » ... embodied approach to the concept of vector. Furthermore, as a design tool, expression 'move' can be used in various activities that include vector structure. This research studies the educational significance entailed in Ja-vaMAL's expression 'move'.
doi:10.7468/jksmed.2014.18.4.289 fatcat:3eyvqaoxgbgtvddm4cqc3sl4ya