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ERIC Number: EJ974887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1386-4416
Prospective Turkish Primary Teachers' Views about the Use of Computers in Mathematics Education
Dogan, Mustafa
Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, v15 n4 p329-341 Aug 2012
The use of computers and technology in mathematics education affects students' learning, achievements, and affective dimensions. This study explores prospective Turkish primary mathematics teachers' views about the use of computers in mathematics education. The sample comprised of 129 fourth-year prospective primary mathematics teachers from two different universities in Turkey. Data consisting of participants' written responses were qualitatively analyzed and categorized according to TPACK. Results show that the prospective teachers' views about computers and their use in mathematics are usually positive. They enjoy working with computers, even though they are only able to perform relatively minor calculations with computers. They stated that improved use of computers can help them to learn and teach mathematics more effectively. However, they did not feel confident about their ability to teach mathematics using computers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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