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Lynn Stallings

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Survey on Math Teacher Use of Technology
Posted: Dec 14, 1995 12:54 PM
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I'm studying mathematics teachers' beliefs and practices involving the use
of computing technologies and am looking for mathematics teachers to fill
out the following fairly short survey.

Thank you for your time and help.
Lynn Stallings
Mathematics Education
Middle/Secondary Education & Instructional Technology
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
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Survey on Teacher Use of Technology

1. Mathematics teaching experience (of any sort):

2. Years of mathematics teaching experience:

3. Describe the school where you teach
____ grades (ex. 9-12)
____ location
____private or public
____other special characteristics of your school

4. I have access to a computer at
___ home
___ school
___ other (where?)______________

5. I use a computer
___daily
___weekly
___monthly
___occasionally

6. I use a calculator
___daily
___weekly
___monthly
___occasionally
___never

COMPUTERS: (Select the appropriate number.)------------------------
7a. I am __________with ways of using computers personally.
1 2 3 4 5
not very very familiar
familiar
7b. I am __________with ways of using computers personally.
1 2 3 4 5
not very very confident
confident

8a. I am __________with ways of using computers to teach mathematics.
1 2 3 4 5
not very very familiar
familiar
8b. I am __________with ways of using computers to teach mathematics.
1 2 3 4 5
not very very confident
confident

CALCULATORS (Select the appropriate number.)------------------------
9a. I am __________with ways of using calculators personally.
1 2 3 4 5
not very very familiar
familiar
9b. I am __________with ways of using calculators personally.
1 2 3 4 5
not very very confident
confident

10a. I am __________with ways of using calculators to teach mathematics.
1 2 3 4 5
not very very familiar
familiar
10b. I am __________with ways of using calculators to teach mathematics.
1 2 3 4 5
not very very confident
confident

11. Do you have any unusual training or work experience involving
technology?
What is it?

12. I am familiar with
___ spreadsheets
___ dynamic geometry software
___ CD-ROM
___ databases
___ algebraic manipulator software
___ graphing calculators
___ word processing
___ programmable calculators
___ other math-related software (What is it?)
___ other technology (What is it?)

13. I wouldn't want to teach _____________ (what mathematics topic) without
technology_________________ (which technology?).

Complete the sentences in this section with an analogy.
Teaching mathematics is like...

Using a computer is like...

Using a computer to teach mathematics is like...

I like calculators better than computers because...

I like computers better than calculators because...

One benefit of using computers and calculators in teaching mathematics is...

One disadvantage of using computers and calculators is...

One other thing you should know about me as a user of technology is that...

OPTIONAL:
Age:_______
Ethnic group:__________________
Sex:_____
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I ___would ___would not be interested in answering further questions via
e-mail for this study on teachers' beliefs and practices involving
technology in teaching.

Thanks for your time and cooperation.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lynn Stallings lstallings@gsu.edu
Mathematics Education
Middle/Secondary Education & Instructional Technology
Georgia State University






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