ERIC Number: ED405819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The WWW, Preservice Teachers and Their Mathematics Courses.
Halpin, Pat; Kossegi, Joanne D.
The use of modern technologies has become common in mathematics education and is considered necessary for good mathematics instruction. To effectively integrate technology into the curriculum, teachers must learn new behaviors and practices and discover that the changes result in positive student outcomes. The inherent difficulties involved with in-service training underscore the importance of ensuring that preservice teachers enter the field with an adequate technical background. Preservice teachers must learn how to incorporate technology into their everyday teaching style in a meaningful manner. Technology can be used as a vehicle to change the role of both student and teacher in the classroom. This paper describes a course at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego called "Problem Solving" which lends itself to the application of technology. Each student is required to find a mathematics problem suitable for secondary students on the World Wide Web and make a presentation based on the problem. Two problems found on the Web and various educational Web sites are described. A survey of the class indicates that they believe the use of modern technology as a teaching tool will have a significant and positive impact on their teaching careers. The survey and educational Web site addresses are provided. (SWC)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Integrated Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Online Searching, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Student Role, Student Surveys, Teacher Role, Technological Advancement, Technology Integration, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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