ERIC Number: ED416103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Computer Conferencing in Mathematics Classrooms: Distance Education--The Long and the Short of It.
Lamb, Charles E.; Klemm, William R.
One of the major goals of mathematics education reform efforts is for students to become more confident in their abilities. This paper suggests that computer conferencing provides a way to change classroom practice so that students can work together in a self-paced manner that builds self-esteem and confidence in mathematics. A pedagogical technique that employs computer conferencing as a vehicle for the delivery of mathematics instruction is described. The software employed is a platform that can be used in a classroom, in an entire school, or at greater distances such as throughout a school district. Information on computer conferencing is presented and the benefits of computer conferencing in the mathematics classroom are discussed. Examples of classroom math games using computer conferencing such as, "Math Bingo,""Puzzle," and "Treasure Hunt" are included. (ASK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: 1997 Annual Proceedings of the National Distance Education Conference, p89-93.