
[mathlearn] CALCULATOR USAGE
Posted:
Feb 1, 2001 4:56 PM


TO THE LIST, I JUST CAME FROM A DEPARTMENT MEETING AND CALCULATOR DISCUSSION CAME UP AS IN "MY ALGEBRA I STUDENTS AND ALGEBRA II STUDENTS DON'T USE CALCULATORS.
WHAT IS THE GENERAL FEELING FOR THE USE OF CALCULATORS IN THE CLASSROOM?  >From: "Mark Raymond O'Brien" <mark@otrnet.com.au> >To: <mathlearn@yahoogroups.com> >Subject: [mathlearn] Teaching methodology >Date: Mon, Jan 29, 2001, 10:49 PM >
>What a great input from Michael, its great to be reminded that there are >teachers of mathematics (across the world) who are prepared to use as many >different methodologies as possible to improve students learning. I know >from talking to other teachers and reading these groups that a lot of us >believe in the principles of constructivist theory but do not see it as the >only solution to teaching. > >What is important is that we continue to reinforce the fact that many maths >educators no longer believe that the "review/lecture/seatwork/homework" >method of teaching mathematics is the only way to teach the subject. > >Our willingness to vary styles and change from the past is what will keep >today's students interested and hopefully get a precious few of them >believing that they to, would like to be involved in teaching mathematics! > > >Mark R O'Brien >markrobrien@otrnet.com.au > > > >[Nontext portions of this message have been removed] > > > >To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: >mathlearnunsubscribe@yahoogroups.com > >
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