Electronic Proceedings of the Eighth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

Houston, Texas, November 16-19, 1995

Paper C087

A Comparative Technology Course For the Prospective Elementary School Teacher

Gary A. Harris

Department of Mathematics
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409
Phone: (806) 742-2566
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In this paper we report on the development and conduct of a senior level course designed to familiarize the prospective elementary and middle school teacher ('mathematics specialist') with the computing technologies relevant to mathematics instruction, as well as the issues surrounding the use of such technologies. The emphasis is on the capabilities and pedagogical implications, with minimal attention given to particular machine or program idiosyncracies.

Keyword(s): teacher training, software, pedagogy, assessment