JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH
YEAR : 2013, VOLUME : 1, ISSUE : 1
PEDAGOGY OF MATHEMATICS:
ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHINGLEARNING MATHEMATICS
Dr. Neetu Chawla, Ashish Kumar Mittal
ABSTRACT
Technology has become an essential tool for doing mathematics in today’s world. It can be used in a variety of ways to improve and enhance the learning of mathematics. As National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) (2000) highlights in its standards, technology can facilitate mathematical problem solving, communication, reasoning and proof; moreover technology can provide students with opportunities to explore different representations of mathematical ideas and support them in making connections both within and outside of mathematics (NRC, 2000). What kind of technologies can be used as tools for learning and communicating mathematics? The use of technology when studying mathematics is not a new issue, since humankind always has been looking for solutions to avoid time consuming routine work. Maybe the definition of routine work has changed, since the implementation of modern computers. Today we can not only get help with long and complicated calculations, we can also use computers and modern software to simulate and model complex situations described by mathematical structures. Preparing teachers to teach mathematics is highlighted by its complexities. What technologies are adequate tools for learning mathematics? What about teacher attitudes and beliefs about teaching mathematics with technology? What are the barriers? These questions pose a challenge for the development of a research agenda for mathematics education that is directed toward assuring that all teachers and teacher candidates have opportunities to acquire the knowledge and experiences needed to incorporate technology in the context of teaching and learning mathematics.
KEYWORD
Technology in Mathematics, Attitude Of Teachers , Role Of Technology In Mathematics, Technology In Classroom, Barriers in The Way Of Mathematics.
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