Graphs 'N Glyphs

Exploring students' transformation-based reasoning


This study explored how elementary school students (aged 10- 11) made use of the computer animation software Graphs ‘N Glyphs in order to make sense of the mathematical concept of geometric transformations, ratios, proportions and rational numbers. This project builds on the work of Confrey and Maloney (2006) who designed the microworld Graphs ‘N Glyphs for students to "explore the potentially rich environment of animation and use it as a means for mathematical inquiry’ (p. 114).

Principal Investigator: Nicole Panorkou

Advisors: Dr. Alan Maloney & Dr. Jere Confrey

This project was funded by the Fulbright Commission of Cyprus.