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Working, Christopher – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2018

The use of technology in elementary mathematics instruction tends to be low-level, despite its affordance of supporting the development of students' high-level reasoning ability. This study builds upon a sociocultural view of learning and was designed to determine what effect a technology-mediated dialogic learning intervention has on third-grade…

Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics

Anderson-Pence, Katie; Moyer-Packenham, Patricia – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2016

This exploratory study examined the influence of different virtual manipulative (VM) types on the nature of student pairs' techno-mathematical discourse (TMD). Three fifth-grade student pairs participated in 9 sessions of mathematics instruction using VMs. The study compared three VM types: linked, pictorial, and tutorial. Students' levels of…

Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Manipulative Materials, Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction

Suh, Jennifer – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2010

The following study describes design research in an elementary school near the metropolitan D.C. area with a diverse student population. The goal of the project was to design tasks that leveraged technology and enhance the access to critical thinking in specific mathematical concepts: data analysis and probability. It highlights the opportunities…

Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Technology Uses in Education

Polly, Drew – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2014

This paper presents the findings of a study that examined pre-service teachers' development of knowledge about technology, pedagogy and content (TPACK) during a mathematics pedagogy course focused on elementary school mathematics in the United States. Data sources included work samples from pre-service teachers as well as an open-ended survey…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level, Educational Technology

Moyer-Packenham, Patricia; Suh, Jennifer – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012

This study examined the influence of virtual manipulatives on different achievement groups during a teaching experiment in four fifth-grade classrooms. During a two-week unit focusing on two rational number concepts (fraction equivalence and fraction addition with unlike denominators) one low achieving, two average achieving, and one high…

Descriptors: Pattern Recognition, Grade 5, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts

Gadanidis, George – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017

With the increased focus on computational thinking (CT) in education, it is important to investigate the affordances that CT may offer to support teaching and learning. This paper outlines five affordances of CT that may support elementary mathematics education, whose conceptualization was refined in a year-long study involving eight Grades 3-4…

Descriptors: Computation, Thinking Skills, Affordances, Mathematics Education

Connell, Michael; Abramovich, Sergei – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2017

This paper illustrates how the notion of Technology Immune Technology Enabled (TITE) problems (Abramovich, 2014), in this case an exploration of variations in surface area we refer to as Stamping Functions, might be incorporated into a K-6 mathematics methods class operating within an Action on Objects framework (Connell, 2001). TITE problems have…

Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Observation

Hensberry, Karina K. R.; Moore, Emily B.; Perkins, Katherine K. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2015

Computer technology, when coupled with reform-based teaching practices, has been shown to be an effective way to support student learning of mathematics. The quality of the technology itself, as well as how it is used, impacts how much students learn. Interactive simulations are dynamic virtual environments similar to virtual manipulatives that…

Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology

Lin, Cheng-Yao – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2008

This study sought to examine preservice teachers' beliefs about their intent to use educational technology in mathematics classrooms. Also, web-based instruction on topics in elementary school mathematics was used to foster teachers' confidence and competence in using instructional technology, thereby promoting positive attitudes toward use of…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology

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Popp, Jerome A. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986

Proposes that the role of mathematics education be re-examined in terms of an increased emphasis on mathematical knowledge rather than attainment of calculational speed. Offers perspectives on the reform movement in mathematics education and advocates the teaching of the history, logic, and method of mathematical thinking. (ML)

Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education

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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1987

Provides a summary of the report of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) held March 25-30, 1985, in Strasbourg, France. Deals with the effect of computers on mathematics, the impact of computers on the mathematics curriculum, and computers as an aid for learning mathematics. (TW)

Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Mathematics

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Smith, Richard L. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984

This annotated bibliography contains 12 references on computers in elementary school mathematics. Topics include developing mathematical concepts with microcomputer activities, teaching mathematics with computers in primary grades, microcomputers and problem solving, review for grade 1 software, early learning of logic and geometry using…

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Concept Formation, Elementary Education

Fluck, Andrew; Ranmuthugala, Dev; Chin, Chris; Penesis, Irene – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2012

Integral calculus is generally regarded as a fundamental but advanced aspect of mathematics, and it is not generally studied until students are aged about fifteen or older. Understanding the transformative potential of information and communication technology, this project undertook an investigation in four Australian schools to train students…

Descriptors: Educational Technology, Calculus, Algebra, Elementary School Mathematics

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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1985

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) sponsored a conference which focused on topics and issues related to the impact of computing on school mathematics. Presented are guidelines/recommendations related to computing and: (1) the mathematics curriculum; (2) mathematics instruction; and (3) pre- and in-service components of…

Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Conferences, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education

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Clarke, Valerie A. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1986

Measured girls' (N=43) attitudes toward mathematics and general ability before and after a Logo learning experience. Results suggest that the Logo experience had a positive effect on general ability and on expressed interest in learning about mathematics. (JN)

Descriptors: Academic Ability, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Females