ERIC Number: ED178360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Minicalculators and Instructional Impact: A Teacher Survey.
Cohen, Martin P.; Fliess, Robert F.
A survey was conducted to determine: (1) secondary school mathematics teachers' attitudes toward calculator usage in mathematics classes; (2) teacher practices in allowing and/or encouraging the use of calculators; and (3) teachers' perceptions of their schools' policies regarding calculators in the mathematics classroom. The results indicated that teachers generally favor calculator usage, but also tend to believe that calculators should not be used as a substitute for developing computational skills. Teachers were more likely to allow and/or encourage the use of calculators in higher level mathematics courses. The school districts involved in this study had not developed clear-cut policies on calculators in the classroom. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.
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