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Automated Generation of Equations for Linkage Loci in a Game Physics System

Automated Generation of Equations for Linkage Loci in a Game Physics System Tech Know Learn (2014) 19:317–326 DOI 10.1007/s10758-014-9215-7 COMPUTER MA TH SNAPSH OTS - CO LUMN EDITOR: U RI W I LENSKY* Automated Generation of Equations for Linkage Loci in a Game Physics System • • ´ ´ Miguel A. Abanades Francisco Botana Jesus Escribano Published online: 27 February 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014 1 Introduction There is no doubt about the prevalence of dynamic geometry (DG) as the preferred technological tool among math teachers. DG systems are tools for geometric visualization that allow users to construct geometric elements and establish relationships among them. The key property of DG is that the system automatically updates the whole geometric diagram, preserving its constraints when one element is dragged with the mouse. Its known limitations concerning symbolic computations are being progressively overcome as DG programs walk towards a more friendly integration with computer algebraic systems. It is reasonable to think that it is just a question of time that an all-in-one tool for learning mathematics will be available. However, we think that the exclusive use of a tool like DG can limit the possibilities of learning. The purpose of this snapshot is to show how the study of a well known http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Technology, Knowledge and Learning" Springer Journals

Automated Generation of Equations for Linkage Loci in a Game Physics System

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Education; Learning & Instruction; Mathematics Education; Educational Technology; Science Education; Arts Education
ISSN
2211-1662
eISSN
2211-1670
DOI
10.1007/s10758-014-9215-7
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Tech Know Learn (2014) 19:317–326 DOI 10.1007/s10758-014-9215-7 COMPUTER MA TH SNAPSH OTS - CO LUMN EDITOR: U RI W I LENSKY* Automated Generation of Equations for Linkage Loci in a Game Physics System • • ´ ´ Miguel A. Abanades Francisco Botana Jesus Escribano Published online: 27 February 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014 1 Introduction There is no doubt about the prevalence of dynamic geometry (DG) as the preferred technological tool among math teachers. DG systems are tools for geometric visualization that allow users to construct geometric elements and establish relationships among them. The key property of DG is that the system automatically updates the whole geometric diagram, preserving its constraints when one element is dragged with the mouse. Its known limitations concerning symbolic computations are being progressively overcome as DG programs walk towards a more friendly integration with computer algebraic systems. It is reasonable to think that it is just a question of time that an all-in-one tool for learning mathematics will be available. However, we think that the exclusive use of a tool like DG can limit the possibilities of learning. The purpose of this snapshot is to show how the study of a well known

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"Technology, Knowledge and Learning"Springer Journals

Published: Feb 27, 2014

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