Preparing K-12 Mathematics Teachers to Use a Spreadsheet as an Instructional Tool
Sergei Abramovich, State University of New York at Potsdam, United States ; Hollylynne Stohl Drier, University of Virginia, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This paper reflects on activities to help prepare elementary and secondary mathematics teachers to use a spreadsheet as an instructional tool. Collaboration on this paper was born out of common epistemological, pedagogical, and mathematical beliefs held by the authors regarding a spreadsheet as an exploratory learning environment. The authors agree that spreadsheets can enhance mathematical understanding and teachers should develop proficiency with using the tool in an exploratory and investigative manner. This paper will highlight the integration of spreadsheets into different mathematics teacher education programs and demonstrate different approaches that can enrich and inform spreadsheet-enabled mathematics pedagogy.
Abramovich, S. & Drier, H.S. (1999). Preparing K-12 Mathematics Teachers to Use a Spreadsheet as an Instructional Tool. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 950-954). Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).