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ERIC Number: ED510105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov-2
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Using Technology's Internet Resources in Algebra 1
Crespo, Irma S. Z. B.
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Technology is a means that makes work or tasks easy, efficient, and operative. A more encompassing definition refers to it "as the tools created by human knowledge of how to combine resources to produce desired products, to solve problems, fulfill needs, or satisfy wants" (Koehler and Mishra. 2008:5). It can either be contrivances of tradition or modernization. In education, these can be "specific, stable, and transparent" as analogs like pens and papers or "protean, unstable, and opaque" as digitals akin to computers and softwares (Lee. 2008: 129; Koehler and Mishra. 2008:5). In mathematics, "technology influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students' learning" (Kastberg and Leatham. 2005:33). With Algebra 1, where students' thinking develops from concrete to abstract, technology plays an essential role that facilitates this cognitive transformation. A vital part, which helps students understand the "theories for the solution of equations, finding values of the unknown quantities, or the conditions under which they can or cannot be found" in Algebra (Bunch. 2009:online). (Contains 6 figures.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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