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ERIC Number: ED107503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 140
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The Use of Interactive Computer Simulations for Sensitizing Mathematics Methods Students to Questioning Behaviors.
Flake, Janice Louise
This study investigated the feasibility of designing, developing, and using an interactive computer program which would encourage effective questioning behaviors by participating mathematics teachers. The computer role was that of a fictitious class; participating teachers asked questions at a terminal and the program generated responses of the fictitious class. The program design depended upon articulating models for lesson planning, Henderson's moves and strategies, Polya's approach to problem solving, and a simplified learning theory. Sixty-four students participated in the developing stages of the program. The program was used in conjunction with class discussion. Behavior changes were assessed for a class of 25 participants. Of these 25, 22 exhibited an increase in going beyond the first responses of a student, 19 increased their behavior of modelling a prescribed problem-solving strategy, and 24 demonstrated a positive attitude toward the overall unit. (Author/SD)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign