Planning geometry lessons with learning platforms: Problem and prospects for mathematics education

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This paper investigates how mathematics teachers plan lessons with a recently implemented Danish learning platform designed to support teachers in planning lessons in line with a recent objective-oriented curriculum. Drawing on data from observations of and interviews with teachers, three mathematics teachers' joint planning of a lesson in geometry with a learning platform called Meebook is analyzed using the instrumental approach. It is concluded that the interface in Meebook orients the teachers work toward what the students should do rather than what they should learn, although the latter is a key intention behind the implementation of the platform. It is also concluded that when the teachers succeed in using learning objectives actively in their planning, the objectives support the teachers to design lessons that correspond with their intentions. The paper concludes with a discussion of the dialectics between learning objectives and planned activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10)
EditorsThérèse Dooley, Ghislaine Gueudet
Number of pages8
PublisherInstitute of Education, Dublin City University, Ireland, and ERME
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

    Research areas

  • geometry, education, school, learning platforms, mathematic, teacher, Meebook, planning lessons, objective-oriented teaching

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