You are here:

Technology in the Mathematic's Classroom: A Teacher Candidate's Perspective
PROCEEDINGS

, , Ball State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This article documents the author’s (a teacher candidate) shift in beliefs in regard to the use of technology in mathematics education. The author’s Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge, or TPACK, developed as a result of three components in a course on technology in secondary mathematics. The components were course readings, reflections on those readings, and contextual examples from in-service teachers, which introduced the author to the importance and role of technology as a tool for enriching and developing students’ mathematical understanding. The paper discusses factors that influence technology use, including practical applications of technology and possible complications that could arise from a misuse of technology, and provides suggestions on how teachers, both current and future, can develop their own TPACK for the benefit of their students.

Citation

Cruze, C. & Shafer, K. (2011). Technology in the Mathematic's Classroom: A Teacher Candidate's Perspective. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4312-4318). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2019 from .

Keywords

View References & Citations Map

References

  1. Bell, M.A. (2002). Why use an interactive whiteboard? A baker’s dozen reasons! In Teachers.net Gazette, Volume 3, Number 1, January 2002. Retrieved from http://teachers.net/gazette/JAN02/mabell.html.
  2. Gee, J.P. (2005). Learning by design: Good videogames as learning machines. ELearning 2(1), 5-16.
  3. McGraw, R., & Grant, M. (2005). Investigating mathematics with technology: Lesson structures that encourage a range of methods and solutions. In W.J. Masalski (Ed.), Technology-supported mathematics learning environments (pp. 303-317). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
  4. Mishra, P., & Koehler, M.J. (2006). Technological pedagogical content knowledge: A framework for teacher knowledge. Teachers College Record, 108(6), 1017-1054.
  5. Mishra, P., Koehler, M.J., & Kereluik, K. (2009). The song remains the same: Looking back to the future of educational technology. TechTrends, 53(5), 48-53.
  6. Shulman, L.S. (1986). Those who understand: Knowledge growth in teaching. Educational Researcher, 15(2), 4-14.
  7. Sprenger, M. (2010). Br@in-based teaching:) in the digital age. Alexandria, Virginia USA: ASCD. Author Note: This paper was written as a component of an honors thesis under the supervision of Dr. Kathryn Shafer. (cid:1)-4318 DASHDASH

These references have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake in the references above, please contact info@learntechlib.org.