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The Teacher Education Challenge: Infusing Technology into Mathematics Methods Classrooms
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, , The University of Memphis, United States

International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology, ISBN 978-1-880094-34-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

The mathematics methods classroom should mirror the current mathematics reform efforts. When mathematics teacher educators use a constructivist type of pedagogy and integrate technology throughout the mathematics curriculum, the preservice teachers can experience the reform's effectiveness firsthand. Several specific uses of the computer in these unique mathematics methods classroom are described as the authors depict the importance of the four components: the teacher educator, the lesson, the environment, and the students. It is hoped that the impact of preservice teachers experiencing the best practice of learning/teaching mathematics in concert with the infusion of technology use within the classroom will help further the mathematics reform efforts in future classrooms. The prospective teachers can consider incorporating similar aspects as they reflect upon their own future classrooms through class discourse.

Citation

Maxwell, S.A. & Abraham, K. (1999). The Teacher Education Challenge: Infusing Technology into Mathematics Methods Classrooms. In Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 1999 (pp. 286-291). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 16, 2019 from .

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