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Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas Vol. 84, No. 6 (2011) pp. 260–263
Many free online tools exist to complement algebraic instruction at the middle school level. This article presents findings that analyzed the features of algebraic tools to support learning. The findings can help teachers select appropriate tools to ...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2702–2704
Students in an upper division mathematics content course for elementary school teachers were asked to provide five words that describe mathematics. There was quite a range amongst the students, but once the words were placed into Wordle ™, a more...
Teaching Children Mathematics Vol. 19, No. 9 (May 2013) pp. 554–562
In 2000, the "National Council of Teachers of Mathematics" recommended that Algebra Standards, "instructional programs from prekindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to use mathematical models to represent and...
Journal of Educational Technology Systems Vol. 33, No. 4 (2005) pp. 421–436
Anchored instruction is designed to present problems in a meaningful context to allow for investigations into real life environments. The Jasper Project was created to allow students to investigate mathematical dilemmas using anchored instruction...
Designing For Transfer: Instructional Design for Active Learning in Online Teacher Professional Development
SITE Interactive Conference 2020 (Oct 26, 2020) pp. 213–218
Teacher professional development (PD) is widely pursued as a critical component of overall school improvement. However, it is frequently ineffective at changing teaching practice or impacting student outcomes. Research has affirmed a set of core...
Topics: faculty development
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 54, No. 5 (September 2010) pp. 46–53
After interacting with a Best Practices video case whole class and individually, preservice teachers were asked to reflect on what features they deemed helpful. In addition, they were asked to reflect on what additional features they would find...
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School Vol. 18, No. 9 (May 2013) pp. 552–559
Narratives are a wonderful way to allow students to personalize mathematics. In the context of this article, the authors define narratives as short stories, written by students, that contain a mathematical work problem centered on students'...
SITE Interactive Conference 2020 (Oct 26, 2020) pp. 356–359
Interprofessional education (IPE) is an accreditation requirement and an important component of training for future registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs). There are few published reports of online IPE in dietetics. In this presentation, the...
Topics: Workforce Education
Algebraic patterns using virtual color tiles: Interactively engaging leaners through online constructions
SITE Interactive Conference 2020 (Oct 26, 2020) pp. 745–746
Teaching remotely is a norm at this moment in time. The transition from face-to-face learning to online learning was instant and swift; there was little room for planning. Mathematics can be particularly challenging for online learning because of...
Topics: mathematics education
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning Vol. 49, No. 4 (2005) pp. 67–73
Teaching methods often promote fact gathering and memorization rather than the use of those facts to solve complex, realistic problems. Students easily memorize basic facts, steps and procedures, repeating them flawlessly from memory when asked. The ...
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 39, No. 1 (2006) pp. 45–65
This study examined the structure of two preservice teachers' understandings of educational software in mathematics using repertory grid techniques. Specifically, the study focused on how teacher educators can enable preservice teachers to discern...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (Mar 02, 2015) pp. 2705–2709
Preservice teachers in an upper division algebra mathematics content course for elementary school teachers explored graphing through the use of CBRs (Calculator-Based Rangers™). They used the Distance Match feature of the technology. Using...
Investigating the development of pre-service teachers’ spatial ability in a technology enhanced environment
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2253–2256
Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) was used to frame our investigation into the effect of a dynamic geometry learning environment on the development of spatial visualization skills of four pre-service middle school mathematics teachers. An individual...
SITE Interactive Conference 2020 (Oct 26, 2020) pp. 752–756
In order to develop an interactive mathematics content module within a content course, funding was received from NSF to create an innovative curriculum for preservice K-8 teachers. Due to the Corona-Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic,...
Topics: Games & Simulations
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 5, No. 2 (2005) pp. 123–137
The potential to use mathematics-based software as a tool to enhance student thinking and development is discussed and a taxonomy of tool categories is outlined. Briefly, there are five categories of tool-based mathematics software that can be used ...
The use of Personal Construct Theory to Research the Benefits and Constraints of Technologies from the Participants’ Perspectives
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 1181–1184
Personal Construct Theory (PCT) enlightens psychologists’/researchers’ understanding of people’s thinking. PCT can be used to support explorations and investigations into learners’ perceptions of technologies and their perceptions of learning with...
Topics: Research & Evaluation
Innovate Learning Summit 2020 (Nov 03, 2020) pp. 418–422
Teaching hands-on mathematics can be difficult in virtual environments. Oftentimes in mathematics, students are encouraged to explore ideas in tactile ways while working in collaborative groups. With the current environment often necessitating...
Topics: Simulations for learning
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2019 (Mar 18, 2019) pp. 2152–2156
When technology is integrated into learning experiences, it is better when participants have the opportunity to learn through the use of the technology. Simulated learning is one way to connect learning through the use of technology as an integrated,...
Topics: mathematics education
Solving a logistical challenge with a virtual engineering challenge: Investigating engineering with middle school students in a social distancing environment
Innovate Learning Summit 2020 (Nov 03, 2020) pp. 311–315
In 2018, we received an NSF Noyce grant that included a plan for the implementation of engineering camps with middle school students and school personnel (including preservice and in-service teachers). However, due to the Coronavirus disease-2019...