ERIC Number: ED389552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Constructivist Use of Technology in Pre-Algebra.
Connell, Michael L.
This paper presents two examples in which technology, in this case a fairly sophisticated authoring system--ToolBook, was used as a tool to construct student understandings in mathematics. In doing so, students were able: (1) to successfully identify the variables (unknowns) and the information given (data) in the problem; and (2) to create meaningful links between the data and givens which enable successful problem solution. Examples are from work in a seventh grade pre-algebra class of below-average-ability students in a middle class urban setting and are from a single classroom. (Author/MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pre Algebra; Variables (Mathematics)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (17th, Columbus, OH, October 21-24, 1995). For entire conference proceedings, see SE 057 177.