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ERIC Number: EJ1061208
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Experience of Integrating Various Technological Tools into the Study and Future Teaching of Mathematics Education Students
Gorev, Dvora; Gurevich-Leibman, Irina
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v46 n5 p737-751 2015
This paper presents our experience of integrating technological tools into our mathematics teaching (in both disciplinary and didactic courses) for student-teachers. In the first cycle of our study, a variety of technological tools were used (e.g., dynamic software, hypertexts, video and applets) in teaching two disciplinary mathematics courses. We found that the tool most preferred by the students was dynamic software, while the applets were almost neglected. In the next cycle, we focused on using various applets in both disciplinary and didactic mathematics courses. We found that if the assignments were applet-oriented, i.e., adjusted to the chosen applet, or vice versa--the applet was chosen appropriately to suit the given assignment--then the students were able to make use of applets in an effective way. Furthermore, the students came to see the potential of applets for improving learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel