Technology and Basic Math Skills
Yuehua Zhang, Washburn Univ., United States ; Michael Patzer, USD 501, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper intends to report on a variety of innovative ways to utilize technology in teaching basic math skills and to motivate students in mastering the basic skills. Teachers will be able to turn so-called boring practice routines into interactive enjoyable learning experience for students to learn the basic concepts necessary for further exploration in the depth of mathematics, therefore to lay a solid foundation. Our experience also showed us that using technology in teaching does not mean simply putting students in front of the computer. The instructional materials have to be carefully designed which will provide opportunities for authentic learning, hence to achieve the outcomes that are expected.
Zhang, Y. & Patzer, M. (2001). Technology and Basic Math Skills. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1400-1401). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).