Share Paper: Simulations in mathematics classrooms: A study of students' attitudes

  1. Chip Boling, Howard County Public School, United States
  2. Qing Li, Towson University, United States
Wednesday, March 28 5:45 PM-7:00 PM Edison Ballroom D

Abstract: 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. ...