Simulations in mathematics classrooms: A study of students' attitudes
Wednesday, March 28 5:45 PM-7:00 PM
Presider:Rashid Khan, DCC- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
A change in the national focus of education has led to a curriculum more focused on the student developing his or her own knowledge. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been developed to place a greater focus on the learner and less focus on rudimentary mathematics. Teachers are faced with a daunting task to not only implement the CCSS but also use alternative teaching practices and tools in the classroom that teachers are not familiar with. Computerized simulations provide teachers with a possible tool in which students can expand on mathematical principles and further their knowledge of mathematical theory. This study examines the impact of computerized simulations in Common Core mathematics classrooms focusing on students’ attitudes in advanced mathematics courses.