ERIC Number: ED489745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Equity and Computers for Mathematics Learning: Access and Attitudes
Forgasz, Helen J.
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
Equity and computer use for secondary mathematics learning was the focus of a three year study. In 2003, a survey was administered to a large sample of grade 7-10 students. Some of the survey items were aimed at determining home access to and ownership of computers, and students' attitudes to mathematics, computers, and computer use for mathematics learning. Responses to these items were examined by several equity factors (gender, language background, socio-economic status, geographic location, and Aboriginality), by grade level, and by mathematics achievement self-ratings. Equity factors were more salient with respect to computer ownership than with attitudes. Attitudes to computers for mathematics learning were more strongly related to attitudes to computers than to attitudes to mathematics. [For complete proceedings, see ED489632.]
Descriptors: Ownership, Geographic Location, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Equal Education, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Socioeconomic Status, Gender Differences
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site: http://igpme.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
Authoring Institution: N/A