Beyond Arithmetic: Calculator Inservice for Mathematics Teachers
Ronald Sarner, SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Children learn more effectively by doing rather than by listening, an opinion that is explicitly recognized by the current emphasis on the use of manipulatives and technology in teaching mathematics. Use of technology, including calculators, in teaching mathematics has been encouraged by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1989), the New York State Regents Action Plan (New York State Education Department, 1991), and the New York State Compact for Learning. Calculators are now required for New York State Regents examinations1 (four function calculators must be made available to all students for mathematics Regents examinations. Scientific calculators are used on the Advanced Placement Calculus exam, and in 1995, graphing calculators will be allowed on the exam. Calculators can be a powerful and cost-effective tool,
Sarner, R. (1994). Beyond Arithmetic: Calculator Inservice for Mathematics Teachers. In J. Willis, B. Robin & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1994--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 550-553). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).