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ERIC Number: EJ1124004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
Mathematicians' Perspectives on the Utility of Software
Quinlan, James
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v23 n3 p103-109 2016
In this study, we examine mathematicians' perspectives of the utility of software in mathematics and the teaching of mathematics. In particular, we report findings from a survey questioning 422 mathematicians with respect to their beliefs regarding the usefulness of software in mathematics research, teaching, and learning; recommended software titles; courses best-suited for technology use; and concerns regarding the use of technology. Results indicate that a majority of participants agree that software is important in mathematics but less important in teaching and learning mathematics. In addition, participants identified which software they feel has the most utility to college students. Results also show that the perceived benefits of technology use in mathematics education at all levels remains divided, in particular while some suggested more fully integrating technology into the curriculum, others express concern for overuse and reliance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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