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Unformatted text preview: Professional Development Supporting Teachers in Developing Technology Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) Abstract Research is needed to identify and clarify ways to prepare inservice teachers in developing technology pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK) - the intersection of knowledge of mathematics with knowledge of technology (spreadsheets) and with teaching and learning if they are to integrate technology in their classrooms. This professional development program guided teachers in learning about spreadsheets through the development of mathematical concepts, planning for teaching mathematics with spreadsheets, practicing teaching mathematics with spreadsheets. In their actual teaching situations, the teachers identified the specific activities that guided their planning and teaching mathematics with spreadsheets as well as factors that affected their efforts in teaching mathematics with spreadsheets. Teachers knowledge of mathematics contributed their ability to identify good problems for integrating spreadsheets. Introduction Spreadsheets offer a technology readily available among classroom technologies to support students in learning mathematics. Mathematics teachers have not been prepared to integrate spreadsheet technology as a tool for teaching and learning mathematics. Mathematics teachers need opportunities to develop their own knowledge and skills of using spreadsheets as tools for exploring and learning mathematics. Mathematics teachers need support in redesigning the mathematics curriculum to include spreadsheets as tools for exploring mathematics. Mathematics teachers need support in using spreadsheet tools to expand avenues for learning mathematics available at the disposal of their students. Mathematics teachers need a preparation that they have not experienced as they learned mathematics and as they learned to teach mathematics ....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 110 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at BYU.
- Winter '08