Spreadsheets: A New Form of Educational Software for School Mathematics?
Sergei Abramovich, State University of New York at Potsdam, United States ; Hollylynne Stohl Drier, University of Virginia, United States ; Sharon Dugdale, University of California-Davis, United States ; Simon Mochon, Center for Research and Advanced Studies, Mexico ; Erich Neuwirth, University of Vienna, Austria ; John Woodward, University of Puget Sound, 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)
It has been a worldwide concern that novice mathematics teachers are not well prepared to use technology in the classroom. The lack of such preparation may be due, in part, to a gap between technology offered by schools of education and what the teachers find available at their workplace. The authors believe that spreadsheets have a real potential to bridge this gap. Because of its increasing availability as part of generic packages, a spreadsheet can be considered as a new generation of school-based educational software which is not dependent on financial constraints and commercial availability. This aim of the Panel discussion is to highlight various approaches to the use of spreadsheets in mathematics education and in doing so to familiarize the audience with educational potential of a spreadsheet as a tool for teaching a variety of concepts in school mathematics.
Abramovich, S., Drier, H.S., Dugdale, S., Mochon, S., Neuwirth, E. & Woodward, J. (1999). Spreadsheets: A New Form of Educational Software for School Mathematics?. In Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 1999 (pp. 390-395). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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