ERIC Number: EJ924729
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
A Case Study of Teacher Beliefs on Students' Beliefs about Multiple Representations
Patterson, Nikita D.; Norwood, Karen S.
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v2 n1 p5-23 Mar 2004
The mathematics education community, in its call for reform, underscores the importance of mathematics instruction emphasizing the use of multiple representations in the presentation of concepts. The focus of the study was how teacher beliefs affect their ability to implement a multiple representations curriculum. The novice instructor's attitude remained neutral while the experienced instructor's attitude remained somewhat positive. Of the eight students in the study, six of them showed a more positive attitude towards technology use and multiple representations by the end of the semester. The students increased their calculator use in both classes, particularly in the experienced teacher's class. Implications for further research were that teacher training is essential if reform curricula are to be properly implemented.
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Case Studies, Teacher Attitudes, College Students, Calculators, Evaluation Methods, Educational Technology, Handheld Devices, Student Attitudes, Educational Change, Curriculum
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