Creating Your Own Interactive Computer-Based Algebra Teaching Tools: A NO Programming Zone
Ronald McPherson, Longwood University, United States ; Velma Tyson, University of the Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
CITE Journal Volume 6, Number 2, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
In this article the reader will be able to download four spreadsheet tools that interactively relate symbolic and graphical representations of four different functions and learn how to create tools for other functions. These tools uniquely display the symbolic functional representation exactly as found in textbooks. Five complete lesson activities based on the tools are included. A design tutorial is also presented. The design tutorial shows readers how to create their own interactive mathematics learning tools conforming to National Council of Teachers of Mathematics philosophies. The techniques require only built-in point-and-click commands found in most spreadsheet programs. No programming is required. Step-by-step instruction and animations lead the reader through creating a tool. The intended audience of this article is mathematics education professors, preservice teachers, and in-service teachers. These techniques are currently taught in the mathematics education methods classes at Longwood University.
McPherson, R. & Tyson, V. (2006). Creating Your Own Interactive Computer-Based Algebra Teaching Tools: A NO Programming Zone. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 6(2), 293-301. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved December 11, 2018 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/6256/.
© 2006 Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
- computer-based training
- Educational Technology
- faculty development
- Human Computer Interaction
- human-computer interaction
- Instructional Design
- interactive learning
- knowledge management
- mathematics education
- online education
- pre-service teacher education
- Preservice Teacher Education
- teacher preparation
- Forman, S. L., & Steen, L. A.. (2000). Beyond eighth grade: functional mathematics for life and work. In M. J. Burke & F. R. Curcio (Eds.), Learning mathematics for a new
- Lewis, P. (2001). Use spreadsheets to teach mathematics and meet standards. Paper presented at the National Educational Computing Confere nce, Chicago. Retrieved January 2, 2006, from http://www.angelfire.com/wi2/spreadsheet/necc.html
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (1991). Professional standards for teaching mathematics. Reston, VA: Author.
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2000). Principles and standards for school mathematics. Reston, VA: Author.
- Özgün-Koca, S. A. (2003). Using spreadsheets in mathematics education. (ERIC
- Excel 2000 tutorial - http://www.fgcu.edu/support/office2000/excel/
These references have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake in the references above, please contact email@example.com.