Functions in context. A rich experience in modeling and interactive simulation

Jaqueline Cruz-Huertas, Yilman Medina-Castañeda

Abstract


This paper presents results of the application of a pedagogical strategy, under the research project "Validation of an interactive resource for undergraduate learning functions". The strategy was implemented during the second half of 2012 freshmen in Business Administration from the Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca. The study investigates, in a first phase, the contribution of a pedagogical strategy that part of a real-world situation, and is supported by means of computer modeling and simulation in which GeoGebra software was used to build interactive working models. The purpose of the strategy is to strengthen students in meaningful learning of the concepts related to linear functions, affine, quadratic and applications and, in turn, make visible the relationship between mathematics and reality, as well as enhance the math skills development and student interest in the study of this science.


Keywords


GeoGebra; visualization; modeling; simulation; functions.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18046/syt.v11i26.1629

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