Faculty competencies and challenges when integrating technology in mathematics classrooms
Tuesday, March 7 1:45 PM-2:05 PM Location: Bickler
Presider: Amanda Thomas, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, United States
Abstract: Technology can be used in a variety of ways in a mathematics classroom to make teaching easier and also to engage students. This session will discuss what technologies are most commonly used in an active learning mathematics classroom and what additional technologies could be used to actively engage students. Although this session has mathematics as its content focus, faculty from all subject areas will benefit from the implications of the findings presented in this session. The purpose of this exploratory study was to collect data on the perceptions of teacher comfort levels regarding the use of technology, teacher knowledge of the technological tools available to them, and any challenges that teachers have encountered in using technology in the mathematics classroom. The results could inform the practice of teacher education programs regarding what instructional approaches could be appropriate for mathematics educators regarding technology and inquiry-based learning.