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ERIC Number: EJ962717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
What Happens when the Research Ends? Factors Related to the Sustainability of a Technology-Infused Mathematics Curriculum
Fishman, Barry; Penuel, William R.; Hegedus, Stephen; Roschelle, Jeremy
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v30 n4 p329-353 Oct 2011
This study examines factors related to the sustainability of SimCalc Mathworlds (SCMW), a technology-infused mathematics curriculum. We surveyed middle school teachers one year after their participation in a randomized trial where they were introduced to SCMW curriculum, to identify factors related to their continued use of the materials in ways congruent with the developers' intent. Fifty-two percent of teachers surveyed sustained their use of the SCMW curriculum. Factors related to sustained use included student SES, pre-intervention student mathematics ability, teachers' perceived coherence and perceived utility of the intervention, and the active nature of the SCMW professional development. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas