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ERIC Number: EJ891808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0819-4564
The Use of Tablet and Related Technologies in Mathematics Teaching
Galligan, Linda; Loch, Birgit; McDonald, Christine; Taylor, Janet A.
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, v24 n1 p38-51 2010
According to "Standards of Excellence in Teaching Mathematics in Australian Schools," excellent teachers of mathematics need to create "an environment that maximises students' learning opportunities"; so that they can encourage self-directed learning, "model mathematical thinking and reasoning," and provide "purposeful and timely feedback." In the last ten years new technologies have provided teachers of both school and university mathematics with more opportunities to approach such excellence. The Tablet PC and associated technologies together provide one such opportunity. A Tablet PC is a laptop computer, equipped with a touch-screen and a stylus to enable the user to write on or manipulate the screen. This paper details some of the ways Tablet PCs and related technologies have been used to foster good teaching and effective learning for students in the early years of university study independent of whether they are in large groups, small groups, in individual consultation situations, in classes or remote from a teacher in distance learning situations. It will focus on the teaching of one-to-many, one-to-few and one-to-one, addressing "stuck places" and online synchronous teaching drawing from investigations and research conducted by the authors since 2004. (Contains 8 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia