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Susan Weiss

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questionaire
Posted: Dec 16, 1995 9:51 PM
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From: Lynn Stallings <mstlls@panther.gsu.edu>
To: nctm-l@forum.swarthmore.edu
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 12:54:29 -0500
Subject: Survey on Math Teacher Use of Technology

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): K-12 experiences,
math coordinator K-4

2. Years of mathematics teaching experience: 26 years

3. Describe the school where you teach
____ grades (ex. 9-12)
____ location
___x_private or public( k-8)
____other special characteristics of your school

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

5. I use a computer
__x_daily
___weekly
___monthly
___occasionally

6. I use a calculator
__x_daily
___weekly
___monthly
___occasionally
___never

COMPUTERS: (Select the appropriate number.)------------------------
7a. I am _____5_____with ways of using computers personally.
1 2 3 4 5
not very very familiar
familiar
7b. I am _______5___with ways of using computers personally.
1 2 3 4 5
not very very confident
confident

8a. I am ______5___with ways of using computers to teach mathematics.
1 2 3 4 5
not very very familiar
familiar
8b. I am ________5_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 ____3_____with ways of using calculators personally.
1 2 3 4 5
not very very familiar
familiar
9b. I am ___3_____with ways of using calculators personally.
1 2 3 4 5
not very very confident
confident

10a. I am ___3_____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? a few courses for mainstreaming students with multi-media
What is it?

12. I am familiar with
_x__ spreadsheets
___ dynamic geometry software
__x_ CD-ROM
__x_ databases
___ algebraic manipulator software
___ graphing calculators
_x_ word processing
___ programmable calculators
_x__ other math-related software (What is it?) on the Elementary
level_Factory, Logo,Blockers and Finders
___ other technology (What is it?)

13. I wouldn't want to teach _____N/A________ (what mathematics topic)
without
technology_________________ (which technology?).No real computers in my
school yet

Complete the sentences in this section with an analogy.
Teaching mathematics is like...adding life to children's understanding
of the real world

Using a computer is like...seeing more ways of expressing ideas and
seeing ideas and reaching more children

Using a computer to teach mathematics is like...adding a special touch
and giving more demensions of math never explored before.

I like calculators better than computers because..It is useful for quick
answers .

I like computers better than calculators because..of calculators
limitations.

One benefit of using computers and calculators in teaching mathematics
is...allowing the student to see more real world problems

One disadvantage of using computers and calculators is...dependency on
technology and you can't always have it available to you

One other thing you should know about me as a user of technology is
that..I am adventerous and have limited use at school because there are
few computers and very limited time.

OPTIONAL:
Age:__48_____
Ethnic group:_w_________________
Sex:_f____
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I _x__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
Georgia State UniversityMiddle/Secondary Education & Instructional Techn





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