ERIC Number: ED476633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Using Technology in the Mathematics Classroom and Its Impact on Girls and Boys: Teacher's View.
Ursini, Sonia; Orendain, Monica; Sanchez, Gabriel; Butto, Cristianne
Since 1997 the Ministry of Education in Mexico has been sponsoring a national project in which technology (computers and TI-92 calculators) is used to support the teaching of mathematics at secondary school level (children aged 12 to 15 years old). One of our concerns during this project was to investigate if its implementation affects some of the aspects of girls' and boys' behavior in the classroom. A first approach consisted in investigating teachers' views concerning nine behavioral aspects (participation, capability to analyze a problem, capability to interpret the creativity, and preference for working in teams or individually). The results show that teachers consider that to use technology in mathematics classroom impacts the majority of these aspects and this impact is different for girls and boys. We found as well that male and female teachers have different perceptions of the observed behavioral changes. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Graphing Calculators, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Sex Differences
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico