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ERIC Number: EJ1080665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5804
Creating Your Own Interactive Computer-Based Algebra Teaching Tools: A No Programming Zone
McPherson, Ronald F.; Tyson, Velma
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v6 n2 p293-301 2006
In this article the reader will be able to download four spreadsheet tools that interactively relate symbolic and graphical representations of four different functions and learn how to create tools for other functions. These tools uniquely display the symbolic functional representation exactly as found in textbooks. Five complete lesson activities based on the tools are included. A design tutorial is also presented. The design tutorial shows readers how to create their own interactive mathematics learning tools conforming to National Council of Teachers of Mathematics philosophies. The techniques require only built-in point-and-click commands found in most spreadsheet programs. No programming is required. Step-by-step instruction and animations lead the reader through creating a tool. The intended audience of this article is mathematics education professors, preservice teachers, and in-service teachers. These techniques are currently taught in the mathematics education methods classes at Longwood University.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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