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Technology and School Mathematics
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A teacher should make good use of calculators by using them for all of the following EXCEPT to
perform basic computations such as 7x3 when computation skills are the objective of the lesson
Save time when computation skills are not the objective of the lesson
drill basic facts such as the multiples of 7
enhance problem solving in the classroom
In considering the use of the calculator, a teacher should _______.
teach students to use pencil-and-paper computation before using the calculator
show students that it is always appropriate to use the calculator
teach children how to use the calculator as a commonplace tool effectively
use the calculator periodically, but refrain from using it during testing
Reasons to utilize yet monitor the use of calculator in the classroom include all of the following reasons EXCEPT
students will not make wise choices about the use of the calculator without instructional guidance
many excellent calculator explorations happen spontaneously in a problem solving environment
students believe that calculators are not common tools for solving problems when use is limited
calculators can harm and detract from the development of basic skills if used too often
Features or characteristics that make software programs worthwhile additions to your classroom include all of the following EXCEPT
Easy to use
Students engage with the content
Program comes with games
Program will run on school computers
Dynamic geometry software programs
are designed for the high school classroom
are simply drawing packages
do not preserve shapes and lines if dragged or pulled
allow students to create and manipulate shapes
That technology is one of the six principles in the
Principles and Standards in School Mathematics
(2000) document highlights the importance that NCTM gives to technology.
Calculators interfere with the learning of basic facts.
Resistance to the use of calculators has diminished but has not disappears.
Research has found that the average-ability learners can enhance their problem-solving abilities from calculator usage.
Instructional software is designed to teach.
A calculator connected to a CBL collects real data and stores it in the calculator for analysis of the relationships.
There are benefits and effective uses of the calculator. Explain four of the benefits and provide 2 examples of good activities that could be used in the classroom.
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