Designing for group math discourse

Rachel M. Magee, Christopher M. Mascaro, Gerry Stahl

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We are developing a socio-technical system to support group cognition among math students in the form of significant mathematical discourse about dependencies in dynamic-geometry constructions. Analysis of a pilot trial in a typical early cycle of our design-based-research approach revealed barriers to group success from both software and mathematics issues, and demonstrated that participants "cycled" between these types of issues. We are responding by developing a curriculum to address the uncovered technical and cognitive issues. We present the findings of our pilot study and the curriculum design criteria that are emerging from continuing cycles of re-design, prototyping, testing and analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-319
Number of pages8
JournalComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2013 - Madison, WI, United States
Duration: Jun 15 2013Jun 19 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education


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