Mechanical linkages: Dynamic Geometry and Kinematics on a STEM Educational environment


  • Fco. Javier Manzano Mozo IES Delicias (Valladolid) Spain
  • Melchor Gómez García Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Spain
  • Jorge Mozo Fernández Universidad de Valladolid Spain





A concrete proposal for using a Dynamic Geometry System at an educational setting in a STEM environment (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and, particularly, in the subject of Mathematics, consists on the generation and handling of digital simulations of mechanical linkages.

Herein, in this article we collect proposals arguing for the teaching of mechanical models or articulated mechanisms and curve drawing devices in particular, as a path to apply complex mathematical ideas and notions which are based on Dynamic Geometry. In addition, this perspective constitute a powerful resource for the iniciation and reproduction of historical contexts of scientific experience in the classroom.

We present two digital repositories of articulated mechanisms, the Kinematics Models For Design Digital Library and the Laboratorio delle Macchine Matematiche together with a review of educative proposals dealing with these mechanisms.


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How to Cite

Manzano Mozo, F. J., García, M. G., & Fernández, J. M. (2017). Mechanical linkages: Dynamic Geometry and Kinematics on a STEM Educational environment. Innoeduca. International Journal of Technology and Educational Innovation, 3(1), 15–27.