Technology in Math Education

Course Description

Computer Technology in the Mathematics Classroom An overview of the computer-based technology in the mathematics classroom. Evaluates graphing calculators, and computer software such as Maple, Scientific Workplace, Geometer’s Sketchpad, MiniTab, SPSS, and others to determine their value in illuminating concepts in the curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of and an ability to use representative programs from each of the following categories: A. Computer applications and tools such as word processing, data bases, graphics, spreadsheets, telecommunications, networking, and program languages. B. Computer-based technology assisted instruction and learning, such as simulations, demonstrations, tutorials, and drill and practice; and C. Teacher utility programs such as those for record keeping, generating instructional materials, and managing instruction.
  • Identify criteria for evaluating the contributions of computer-based assisted instruction to problem-solving and concept development.
  • Demonstrate the application and use of a computer-based technology as a tool to enhance the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, or creative processes. Examples of such skills and processes are: gathering and analyzing data, generating and testing hypotheses, classifying, comparing and contrasting, inferring, evaluating, composing and designing.
  • Demonstrate the integration of a computer-based application into instruction.
  • Identify issues relevant to the use of computers in schools and in society, such as: health, equitable access regardless of gender, class, race; ethical concerns and national need.

Prerequisites

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