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From Play to Thoughtful Learning: A Design Strategy to Engage Children With Mathematical Representations
Kamran Sedig
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 65–101
Many children do not like learning mathematics. They do not find mathematics fun, motivating, and engaging, and they think it is difficult to learn. Computerbased games have the potential and possibility of addressing this problem. This paper...
Topics: Teaching Methods, Human Computer Interaction, Games, Children, eLearning, Attitudes, Cognition, Computers, Interaction, Multimedia, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Mathematics, Middle School Education

Instruments for Assessing Interest in STEM Content and Careers
Tandra TylerWood; Gerald Knezek; Rhonda Christensen
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 345–368
Two new instruments created to assess perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines and careers are analyzed and found to have respectable to excellent internal consistency reliability, as well as good content,...
Topics: Information Communication Technologies, Engineering, Science, Attitudes, Teachers, Computers, Assessment, Mathematics, Evaluation, Middle School Education, Research Methods, Students

Computers and School Mathematics Reform: Implications for Mathematics Teacher Education
Azita Manoucherhri
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 18, No. 1 (1999) pp. 31–48
Current mathematics reform has encouraged the use of computers in learning and teaching mathematics. Recent research also provides strong evidence of the usefulness of computers in mathematics learning. National surveys, however, indicate that...
Topics: Mathematics, Teachers, Computers, Middle School Education

A Computer Based Education (CBE) Program for Middle School Mathematics Intervention
Bill Gulley
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 4 (October 2009) pp. 381–404
A Computer Based Education (CBE) program for intervention mathematics was developed, used, and modified over a period of three years in a computer lab at an Arizona Title I middle school. The program is described along with a rationale for the need,...
Topics: Middle School Education, Teaching Methods, Computers, Educational Technology, Multimedia, Mathematics, Elementary Education, Video, Secondary Education, Curriculum

Virtual Manipulative Materials in Secondary Mathematics: A Theoretical Discussion.
Immacukate K. Namukasa; Darren Stanley; Martin Tuchtie
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 3 (July 2009) pp. 277–307
With the increased use of computer manipulatives in teaching there is need for theoretical discussions on the role of manipulatives. This paper reviews theoretical rationales for using manipulatives and illustrates how earlier distinctions of...
Topics: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Technology, Mathematics, Computers, Learning Objects, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Virtual Environments, Middle School Education

Ubiquitous wireless laptops in upper elementary mathematics
Roy Clariana
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 1 (January 2009) pp. 5–21
This quasiexperimental investigation considers the second year of implementation of wireless laptops (1:1 ratio) in three 6th grade mathematics classrooms in one school compared to nonlaptop classrooms (5:1 ratio) in seven other schools in the...
Topics: Educational Technology, Mathematics, Assessment, Achievement, Computers, Classrooms

Why Students Engage in “Gaming the System” Behavior in Interactive Learning Environments
Ryan Baker; Jason Walonoski; Neil Heffernan; Ido Roll; Albert Corbett; Kenneth Koedinger
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 185–224
In recent years there has been increasing interest in the phenomena of "gaming the system," where a learner attempts to succeed in an educational environment by exploiting properties of the system's help and feedback rather than by attempting to...
Topics: Teachers, Computers, Interaction, Educational Technology, Mathematics, Attitudes, Students, Middle School Education, Behavior, Human Computer Interaction, Learning Outcomes, Tutoring

A Comparative Analysis of High School Geometry Curricula: What Do TechnologyIntensive, StandardsBased, and Traditional Curricula Have to Offer in Terms Mathematical Proof and Reasoning?
Diler Oner
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 467–497
In this study, I present an analysis of high school geometry curricula regarding mathematical proof opportunities. I examined eight U.S. high school level geometry textbooks, which were categorized into three main groups: technologyintensive,...
Topics: Computers, Mathematics, Educational Technology, Software, Curriculum, Standards, Secondary Education, Instructional Materials

Leveraging cognitive technology tools to expand opportunities for critical thinking in elementary mathematics
Jennifer Suh
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 3 (August 2010) pp. 289–302
The following study describes design research in an elementary school near the metropolitan D.C. area with a diverse student population. The goal of the project was to design tasks that leveraged technology and enhance the access to critical...
Topics: Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods, Learning Outcomes, Mathematics, Computers, Educational Technology

Success of Using Technology and Manipulatives to Introduce Numerical Problem Solving Skills in Monolingual/Bilingual Early Childhood Classrooms
Trisha Ainsa
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 18, No. 4 (1999) pp. 361–369
A math activity initially utilizing "m & m's" as manipulatives, and then progressing to computer software math activities, was piloted and evaluated in five early childhood classrooms. The observational data obtained in this study is useful to other ...
Topics: Computers, Mathematics, Children, Evaluation, Classrooms

Technology as a Medium for Elementary Preteachers' ProblemPosing Experience in Mathematics
Sergei Abramovich; Eun Cho
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 25, No. 4 (October 2006) pp. 309–323
This article attempts to extend current research and development activities related to the use of technology in problem posing, to early grades mathematics. It is motivated by the authors' work with elementary preservice teachers toward this goal,...
Topics: Early Childhood Education, Computers, Mathematics, Children, Standards, Preservice Teacher Education

Computer as a medium for overcoming misconceptions in solving inequalities
Sergei Abramovich; Amos Ehrlich
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 26, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 181–196
Inequalities are considered among the most useful tools of investigation in pure and applied mathematics; yet their didactical aspects have not received much attention in mathematics education research until recently. An important aspect of teaching ...
Topics: Teaching Methods, Secondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Computers, Mathematics

Using Technology To Teach Developmental AfricanAmerican Algebra Students
Sandra Walker; Elizabeth Senger
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 26, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 217–231
Algebra has been identified as the foundational course for all other mathematics courses. Yet, research has shown that AfricanAmerican students are low achievers in all strands of mathematics (NCES, 2001). Computers, on the other hand, have been...
Topics: Computers, Achievement, Mathematics, Race, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Post Secondary Education

Emerging High School Students’ Problem Solving Trajectories Based on the Use of Dynamic Software
Manuel SantosTrigo; César CristóbalEscalante
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 325–340
This study documents problem solving approaches that high school students develop as a result of using systematically CabriGeometry software . Results show that the use of the software becomes an important tool for students to construct dynamic...
Topics: Students, Secondary Education, Computers, Mathematics, Educational Technology

Examining the use of Computer Algebra Systems in universitylevel mathematics teaching
Zsolt Lavicza
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 28, No. 2 (April 2009) pp. 99–111
The use of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) is becoming increasingly important and widespread in mathematics research and teaching. In this paper, I will report on a questionnaire study enquiring about mathematicians’ use of CAS in mathematics...
Topics: Post Secondary Education, Mathematics, Educational Technology, Software, Computers

Econtests in Mathematics: Technological Challenges versus Technological Innovations
Zekeriya Karadag; Douglas McDougall
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 6331–6336
This study introduces the idea of econtests for mathematics. The idea is based on screencasting students’ problemsolving processes in a computer environment and assessing their solution processes of doing mathematics including the final product...
Topics: Computer Sciences, Educational Technology, Mathematics, Instructional Design, Computers

Virtual Manipulatives Used by K8 Teachers for Mathematics Instruction: The Influence of Mathematical, Cognitive, and Pedagogical Fidelity
Patricia S. Moyer; Gwenanne Salkind; Johnna J. Bolyard
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 8, No. 3 (September 2008) pp. 202–218
This study examined teachers' uses of virtual manipulatives across grades K8 after participating in a professional development institute in which manipulatives and technology were the major resources used throughout all of the activities....
Topics: Educational Technology, Mathematics, Computers, Teaching Methods, Virtual Environments

Integrating the Use of Computers in Elementary Rural Schools
Herendira GarciaTello
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 57–63
The intent of the study is to identify the particular needs of rural teachers in terms of computer training and in the adoption of digital tools in their math classes. Fourteen teachers from a public elementary school in a lowsocialclass...
Topics: Computers, Teachers, Training, Elementary Education, Mathematics

Item Attributes Analysis of Computerized Test based on IRT— A Comparison Study on Static Text/graphic Presentation and Interactive Multimedia Presentation FormMultimedia Presentation Form
AhFur Lai; DengJyi Chen; ShuLing Chen
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 17, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 531–559
The IRT (Item Response Theory) has been studied and applied in computerbased test for decades. However, almost of all these existing studies evaluated focus merely on test questions with textbased (or static text/graphic) type of presentation form ...
Topics: Computers, Mathematics, Assessment, Multimedia, Students

Educational Designing with MicroWorlds
Niels Brouwer; Gert Muller; Henk Rietdijk
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 15, No. 4 (October 2007) pp. 439–462
"Computer Images for Lesson Support" (CILS) is a module for primary teacher education that aims at educating prospective teachers in designing multimedialearning environments, with the aid of the Logo program MicroWorlds, and using it with children....
Topics: Multimedia, Educational Technology, Mathematics, Teachers, Training, Instructional Design, Computers, Learning Objects, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Evaluation, Preservice Teacher Education, Children, Curriculum, Classrooms

Implementation of ComputerAssisted Instruction in Developmental Mathematics at Community College
Nataliya Reznichenko
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 4134–4143
One of the ways to help students of diversity to be successful in mathematics is implementation of computer technology (CT), particularly computerassisted instruction (CAI), in higher education mathematics curriculum. This paper reviews the...
Topics: Mathematics, Educational Technology, Computers

The effects of personalized computerbased instruction on mathematics problem solving in Taiwanese student’s performance and attitude
ChiuJung Chen; PeiLin Liu
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 1680–1686
The study evaluated the effects of a personalized computerassisted mathematics problemsolving program on the performance and attitude of fourth grade Taiwanese students. The purpose of the study was to determine whether the personalized computer...
Topics: Attitudes, Computers, Mathematics, Elementary Education, Students

Computer Usage and Mathematics Learning in Nineteen Countries
Kathryn Sanchez; Shuling Lai; Renmin Ye; ChienFu Huang; TaiShent Chang
World Conference on ELearning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 2343–2349
This study demonstrates and analyzes the five activities of eighth grade students' usage of computers in nineteen countries. It also compares these activity frequencies between male and female students, and discusses the impacts of the computer...
Topics: Computers, Mathematics, Students

Teaching Mathematics Using Virtual Manipulatives through a Multimedia Approach
Jim Fulmer
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 2213–2214
Abstract: Learning and understanding mathematics, at every level, requires student engagement. Mathematics is not, as has been said, a spectator sport. Too much of current instruction fails to actively involve students. One way to address the...
Topics: Physical Environments, Virtual Environments, Mathematics, Computers, Learning Objects

Blending instructional design principles with computer game design: The development of Descartes' Cove
Patricia Wallace
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 402–407
This paper describes a research and development project called Descartes' Cove, which blends instructional design principles with the compelling elements of computerbased roleplaying games to create mathematics adventures for middle school and...
Topics: Computers, Instructional Design, Mathematics, Students, Middle School Education

Using Virtual Manipulatives in Teaching Mathematics through a Multimedia Approach
Jim Fulmer
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2004 (2004) pp. 2215–2216
Abstract: Learning and understanding mathematics, at every level, requires student engagement. Mathematics is not, as has been said, a spectator sport. Too much of current instruction fails to actively involve students. One way to address the...
Topics: Learning Objects, Computers, Mathematics, Virtual Environments, Physical Environments

COMPUTER ASSISTED MATHEMATICS LEARNING ENVIRONMENT A STUDY ON THE COMPUTER, MATH, AND HUMAN INTERACTION
Yumei Wang; Carl Swanson; Steve Lam
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1392–1393
Integrating CAI into the math curriculum is a challenging process. Computers change the way teachers teach and the way students learn. The learning process is affected by a combination of factors; for example, learners' attitudes toward math and...
Topics: Computers, Community, Interaction, Mathematics, Students

Revising Basic Mathematics in a Network Environment,an Empirical Study with Finnish Technology University Students
Harri Ketamo; Jarkko Alajääski
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 149–162
A revising/replenishment study course in basic mathematics is experienced as being almost a necessity at the beginning of technology studies at the Tampere University of Technology, Pori, Finland. This is to avoid early dropouts in actual...
Topics: Learning Outcomes, Human Computer Interaction, Computers, Mathematics, Educational Technology

WebBased Drills in Maths Using a Computer Algebra System
Kathrin Padberg; Sabine Schiller
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) pp. 1513–1514
Multimedia elements addressing mathematical problems serve as an alternative or addition to classical forms of learning and teaching. Within the project mathkit we are developing a webbased toolbox to provide teachers and students with multimedia...
Topics: Computers, Integration, Mathematics, Multimedia, Computer Sciences

A New Technology for Teaching Math ProblemSolving
Ellen Cree; Corrie Bergeron; Rob Foshay
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 1999 (1999) p. 424
Despite the widespread interest in teaching highlevel problemsolving skills in the context of authentic mathematics problems, use of computer technology for this kind of teaching has generally been limited to the use of tools for computation and...
Topics: Mathematics, Instructional Design, Computers, Secondary Education

Learning Mathematics Through Image Processing: Constructing Cylindrical Anamorphoses
Steven Tanimoto; James King; Richard Rice
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 381–386
Anamorphic images are distorted images that can be seen normally when viewed in special ways. A very popular form of anamorphosis in the 1700s and 1800s is a type of image that is intended to be viewed by placing a cylindrical mirror in the middle ...
Topics: Computers, Mathematics

StudentGenerated Multimedia Presentations: Tools to Help Build and Communicate Mathematical Understanding
Melvin (Skip) Wilson
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 18, No. 2 (1999) pp. 145–156
This paper describes computer activities that offer middle school students opportunities to cooperatively explore problem situations and connect mathematical understandings to each other, to students' experiences, and to other disciplines. Students...
Topics: Middle School Education, Students, Computers, Mathematics

Multiple Linked Representations and Calculator Behaviour: The Design of a Computerbased Pedagogy
Andrew G. Harrop
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 22, No. 3 (2003) pp. 241–260
The mathematical problem solving ability of school children aged 1213 years was assessed using the computerbased learning program ENCAL (Harrop, 2001, p. 97). The system helps children develop their concept of number and their skills with...
Topics: Computers, Mathematics, Children

"Shutting the Box": Fostering Collaboration Among Early Grades and Secondary Preservice Teachers Through Authentic Problem Solving
Michael Todd Edwards
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 6, No. 4 (December 2006) pp. 374–398
In this paper are discussed recent efforts to provide preservice mathematics teachers with opportunities to connect elementary teaching methods and content with the content and methods of secondary school mathematics. Through an indepth exploration ...
Topics: Teachers, Computers, Mathematics, Elementary Education, Educational Technology, Computer Sciences, Collaboration

Middle School Explorations of Mathematics Through Programming and Adaptive Learning
Larry Latour
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3574–3579
The State of Maine Learning Technology Initiative (the "laptop initiative") is putting a fully functional laptop computer in the hands of every 7th and 8th grade student and teacher. In line with this initiative and the 1997 Maine Learning Results,...
Topics: Computers, Mathematics, Programming, Computer Sciences, Middle School Education

Using Spreadsheets to Discover Meaning for Parameters in Nonlinear Models
Kris H. Green
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 4 (October 2008) pp. 423–441
This paper explores the use of spreadsheets to develop an exploratory environment where mathematics students can develop their own understanding of the parameters of commonly encountered families of functions: linear, logarithmic, exponential and...
Topics: Computers, Mathematics, Change, Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Middle School Education, Post Secondary Education

Integrating Technological Assistance in the Standard Curriculum in Order to Improve the Success Rate on the Math Portion of the PreProfessional Skills Test (PPST)
John E. Sasser
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 14, No. 4 (1995) pp. 559–571
Computer programming exercises were used to enhance the curriculum of second semester mathematics classes for prospective elementary teachers. The exercises emphasized the math concepts and skills tested by the Preprofessional Skills Test (PPST), a ...
Topics: Teachers, Computers, Mathematics, Programming

Correlates of Achievement with Online and Classroombased MicrocomputerBased Laboratory Physics Activities
David Slykhuis; John Park
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 3745–3749
Students from five high schools participated in a two to four week microcomputer based laboratory (MBL) physics curriculum in two groups. One group completed the curriculum entirely online, and the other completed the same curriculum in a...
Topics: Computers, Mathematics, Curriculum, Students

Developing Computer Animations to help Build Mathematical Understanding
Janice Flake
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 4403–4410
This paper examines the use of particiants developing computer animations to help them develop an understanding of elementary mathematics. The participants were in a graduate elementary mathematics education class, where most were working on either ...
Topics: Computers, Assessment, Mathematics, Elementary Education

Attitudes of prospective high school mathematics teachers towards integrating information technologies in their future teaching
Orit Hazzan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1582–1587
Hundreds of papers are published nowadays arguing that computers have become an integral part of our lives and, as such, should be integrated into educational systems as well (Cf. Eden, Eisenberg, Fischer and Repenning, 1996; Edelson, Pea and...
Topics: Computers, Teachers, Integration, Mathematics, Teaching Methods

Eliminating Common Algebraic Errors Using Computerbased Instruction and Supplements.
BassoppoMoyo Temba C.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2004 (2004) pp. 1426–1428
Mathematics is one of the most fundamental subjects for any student's career. Studies indicate that women, minorities and lowincome students are particularly most affected to the extent that traditional teaching practices may partially account for...
Topics: Computers, Instructional Design, Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Students

An investigation of critical thinking skills in computer based educational software using content analysis
MengFen Lin; Kyongmoon Park; Georgette Michko
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 755–756
Computerbased educational software programs are widely used in elementary schools to enhance learning math. Critical thinking skills are important to allow the student to go beyond fundamental concepts and procedures to solve problem in various...
Topics: Computers, Mathematics, Elementary Education, Software

Is There Appropriate Science and Mathematics Software for Young Children?
Robin McGrewZoubi; Joan Livingston Prouty; Kim Arp
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 286–291
This paper describes a study of mathematics and science software marketed for preschool children. Preservice teachers observed young children at work, reviewed the literature available about computers and young children, and interviewed early...
Topics: Computer Sciences, Children, Software, Mathematics, Computers

System Development and Fundamental Design of Interactive Mathematical CAI System “MEIKAI”
Masanori Shibata
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1387–1388
Computers provide opportunities for users including both teachers and students to make knowledge, to gain access to knowledge, and to share knowledge with one another that are not possible before. Our projects consider system environments and...
Topics: Mathematics, Computers, Curriculum, Culture

Competency Exams in College Mathematics
Kathy Autrey; Leigh Myers
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1317–1319
The idea of competency exams as an integral part of a college mathematics course started at Northwestern State University because of the move to reform based calculus. Further changes in our curriculum have led to a more widespread use of...
Topics: Computers, Mathematics, Elementary Education, Competencies