CADGME-Hohenwarter_Introducing_Dynamic_Mathematics_Software

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Introducing  Dynamic Mathematics Software  to Teachers:  The Case of GeoGebra Judith Hohenwarter Markus Hohenwarter Florida Center for Research in Science,  Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Florida State University
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Overview 1. Teacher Professional Development & Technology Use in Mathematics Education 2. Description of Research Study 3. Implementation of Research Outcomes & Professional Development with GeoGebra 2
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Introduction Integrating technology into teaching and learning mathematics Process proved to be rather slow Many teachers are willing to try out new technology but are often hindered by initial difficulties and impediments Common impediments that prevent effective technology integration into everyday teaching lack of access to new technology lack of basic skills using the technology lack of knowledge about effective integration of new tools [Cuban et al., 2001; Lawless and Pellegrino, 2007; Mously et al., 2003; Niederhauser and Stoddart, 1994; Swain and Pearson, 2002] 3
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Introduction How can we help mathematics teachers to overcome these difficulties and impediments? Research shows that professional development plays an important role to overcome these burdens for teachers who want to enhance their students’ learning of mathematics by using technology. [Lawless and Pellegrino, 2007; Mously et al., 2003; The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, 2004] 4
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Technology Professional Development Traditional Design Deficiencies of technology professional development Quality is inadequate in general Often not appropriate for preparing teachers sufficiently for a successful technology integration into their classrooms [Ansell & Park, 2003; Edwards, 1997] Doesn’t meet the pedagogical needs of teachers Content is often disconnected from everyday classroom practice and teaching methods [Gross et al., 2001; Moursund, 1989] 5
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Technology Professional Development Research Hardly any publications deal with potential difficulties that could occur during the introduction and integration process of technology into everyday teaching and learning of mathematics. [Lagrange et al., 2003] Research indicates that it is important to know in which way a software package can be introduced to novices most effectively. [Mously et al., 2003] 6
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Technology Used in Mathematics Education  Virtual manipulatives Small self-contained learning environments Focus on specific math topics Also called applets, mathlets, or dynamic worksheets General software tools Open and flexible software Examples dynamic geometry software (e.g. Cabri Geometry) computer algebra systems (e.g. Derive) spreadsheets (e.g. MS Excel) dynamic mathematics software (e.g. GeoGebra) 7
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Technology Used in Mathematics Education  Virtual manipulatives Convenient for teachers Available online (often for free) Don’t require special technology skills to be used
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