Technology and Hidden Curriculum in Mathematics Teacher Education
Peter Brouwer, Sergei Abramovich, SUNY College at Potsdam, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Motivated by work done with pre-service teachers in a problem-solving and advanced secondary mathematics courses, this paper shows how computing technologies, including a spreadsheet, Maple, and graphing software enable an informal journey into a hidden aspect of the formal content of the pre-college mathematics curriculum dealing with partitions of integers. This simply formulated yet remarkably profound concept is implicitly present at all levels of the curriculum and may be viewed as a hidden thread. By using an elementary problem found in the mathematics curriculum of a rural school in upstate New York as an example, it is suggested that providing teachers with a deeper perspective on a seemingly mundane task informed by technology has the potential to transform teachers into researchers and curriculum developers in school mathematics.
Brouwer, P. & Abramovich, S. (2003). Technology and Hidden Curriculum in Mathematics Teacher Education. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2843-2848). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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