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Survey on Math Teacher Use of Technology
Posted:
Dec 14, 1995 12:54 PM


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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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. 912) ____ 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 ___ CDROM ___ databases ___ algebraic manipulator software ___ graphing calculators ___ word processing ___ programmable calculators ___ other mathrelated 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:_____ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I ___would ___would not be interested in answering further questions via email 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



